VLADIMIR EGOROVICH MAKOVSKY
Musicians at a Country Fair
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1882 l.r.
oil on panel
22 by 27cm, 8¾ by 10¾in.
The panel is in good order. There are a few tiny chips, notably to the upper left corner and the lower left edge. There is a layer of surface dirt with a few flecks of dirt in places. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of restoration. Held in a black lacquer stepped wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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