VASILI VASILIEVICH PEREPLETCHIKOV
A CLEARING IN THE WOODS
signed and indistinctly inscribed with a dedication in Cyrillic and dated 31 maya 1894 l.r.
oil on canvas
45.5 by 76.5cm, 18 by 30in.
Original canvas. There is a small loss to the canvas edge in the top right corner. There are two areas of repair visible on the reverse. There are abrasions along the edges as well as minor abrasions elsewhere. There are scattered areas of paint loss, in particular to the thinly painted areas of the sky. Inspection under UV light reveals an area of retouching to the right of the path as well as to the trees towards the centre of the canvas, both of which correspond to the aforementioned repairs. Some minor scattered retouching is visible elsewhere. Held in a modern gold coloured frame.
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