Saint Basil's Cathedral
signed in Latin on the stretcher and the reverse
oil on canvas
35 by 24.5cm, 13¾ by 9¾in.
Original canvas. There are minor frame abrasions with associated paint loss along the edges. There is slight buckling towards the middle of the top edge. The surface is covered in a light layer of dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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