ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN | PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH
ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN | PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH
ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN | PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH
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Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN | PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN | PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS VAN DER MYN, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANS VAN DER MIJN

Antwerp c.1719 - 1793 London

PORTRAIT OF MASTER J.W. WANLEY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A BULLFINCH


oil on canvas

87.5 x 66.3 cm.; 34½ x 26⅛ in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is discoloured. There are two small scuff marks in the sky upper right. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some fine lines of retouching visible to the craquelure in the sitter’s face, and a handful of pin-prick retouchings in his coat. The varnish fluoresces fairly opaquely, but there appears to be some wash retouching in the whites of his costume and possibly the darker folds, and scattered in the sky, notably lower right. None of this distracts from the legibility of the image which presents well in its current state.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

By descent from the sitter by marriage;

With Pawsey & Payne, London, February 1978 (when advertised in Apollo).

STYLE: Private Collections
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