FOLLOWER OF JEAN-BAPTISTE VAN MOUR
A Spice Market
oil on canvas
76.5 by 103cm., 30¼ by 40¾in.
framed: 83.5 by 110.5cm., 32¾ by 43½in.
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The canvas is unlined, and the paint surface is slightly dirty with an uneven margin. Slight stretcher marks are visible along all four margins. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small retouchings scattered throughout the striped canopy, with a more concentrated area to the right of the hand of the figure on the left 1 x 2 cm. There are some retouchings through the left-hand side of this figure along the stretcher mark, and the other figures also contain minor and small scattered retouchings. There are retouchings scattered along all four margins, but the most notable area of restoration is to a repaired damage in the dark background upper right next to the archway, comprising an area of 2 x 2 cm. and a horizontal like of approx. 11 cm. This is supported on the reverse with a patch of canvas. The painting is in overall fair condition.
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