ALEXEI VASILIEVICH HANZEN
View of Dubrovnik
signed in Latin l.r.
oil on canvas
80.5 by 99.5cm, 31¾ by 39¼in.
Original canvas, which is slightly buckling in the upper left. Stretcher bar marks are running both vertically and horizontally across the canvas. Craquelure and paint shrinkage are visible in places, most notably in the areas of white impasto. A few tiny flecks of paint loss are visible in the white impasto of the reflection in the water. There is a small scratch below the signature as well as minor frame abrasions with associated paint loss along the edges. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals areas of retouching along the lower and upper left edge, to the buildings on the left of the hotel, the sky above the hotel on the right, as well as some minor scattered retouching to the sky, water and the buildings on the left. Held in a gold painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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