CHARLES THÉODORE FRÈRE
1814 - 1888
On the Nile
signed TH. FRERE lower right
oil on panel
21 by 36cm., 8¼ by 14in.
framed: 47.5 by 61.5cm., 18¾ by 24in.
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The panel is flat, even, and ensuring a stable support. There is minor rubbing along the extreme framing edges, with some paint loss in the far upper left corner and lower edge.
Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals scattered strokes of cosmetic retouching, notably in the sky and in the water. Otherwise, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with some losses.
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