MANNER OF PIERRE MIGNARD | Portrait of man, traditionally identified as Louis, the Grand Dauphin of France (1661-1711), bust length
Estimate: 600 - 800 GBP
MANNER OF PIERRE MIGNARD
Portrait of man, traditionally identified as Louis, the Grand Dauphin of France (1661-1711), bust length
oil on canvas, in a painted oval
70 by 61.5cm.; 27½by 24 1/4in.
The canvas is lined, and the paint surface is dirty with a discoloured and slightly blanched varnish. The network of craquelure in the sitter’s hair and face has become slightly more pronounced, which has resulted in a few tiny losses. These areas would benefit from stabilisation. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals minor, scattered retouching in his hair, including throughout the end of his lock on the right. There also appears to be some retouching in his cravat. In overall moderate condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Inventory, 1893, on the Grand Staircase;
Inventory, 1949, in the Front Hall