ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES
ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES
ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES
ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES
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Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S. | A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:7,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FREEBAIRN, A.O.W.S.

London 1764 - 1808

A PAIR OF ITALIANATE LANDSCAPES


a pair, both oil on canvas

each: 47 x 72 cm.; 18½ x 28⅜ in.

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Condition Report

The canvases are both lined, the paint surfaces are clean and the varnishes are only slightly discoloured. The colours remain bright and fresh, and the pair is ready to hang in its current condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fairly extensive campaign of restoration in the skies of both paintings, consisting of fine lines of retouching to disguise the appearance of craquelure. The landscape elements of both compositions are largely free of any intervention, save for some small retouchings along stretcher marks and a handful of other minor restorations, most notably to two 1 x 1 cm. more concentrated areas in the centre left of the latter painting. None of these retouchings affects the legibility of the images, which appear to the naked eye to be in good 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.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Private collection, UK.

Catalogue Note

This pair of landscapes are attributed to Robert Freebairn, a landscapist thought to be of Scottish descent and is said to have trained with the fatehr of British landscape painting, the great Richard Wilson RA (1417-1782). Freebairn is known to have travelled through Italy throughout the late 1780s; he returned to England in 1791 with a storehouse of material, on which he drew during the rest of his life.

STYLE: Private Collections
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