VLADIMIR EGOROVICH MAKOVSKY
signed in Cyrillic and dated 1878 l.r.
oil on canvas
29.5 by 20cm, 11½ by 7¾in.
Original canvas on what appears to be the original stretcher. There is very fine craquelure in places. There is a tiny chip to the upper paint layer just above the horizon by the sitter's right shoulder, as well as to the cloud at the right of her left ear. A tiny scratch is visible below the sitter's right elbow, and there are frame abrasions to the edges. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of restoration. Held in an elaborate gilt frame with decorative plaster mouldings. Unexamined out of frame.
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