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Arthur John Elsley | AN UNLIKELY PAIR

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Arthur John Elsley | AN UNLIKELY PAIR

Arthur John Elsley | AN UNLIKELY PAIR

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

68,750

USD

Arthur John Elsley

1861 - 1952

BRITISH

AN UNLIKELY PAIR


signed ARTHUR J. ELSLEY and dated 1915 (lower left)

oil on canvas 

31 by 43 in.

78.4 by 109.2 cm

Lined. The surface appears bright with vibrant colors. There is a faintly visible craquelure in the sky at upper center and on the older sister's blue dress. Three blanched repairs are visible to the naked eye: an area 1 inch in diameter in the sky, a 4 inch long vertical line extending from the boy's proper right knee to his foot, and a horizontal line underneath the younger sister's foot (all fluoresce under UV). Minor frame abrasion is visible along the upper left edge and there is an area of bloomed varnish near the upper left corner. Under UV: in addition to the aforementioned repairs, there are a few dashes of inpainting to address prior craquelure in the sky at upper right, and a very few isolated pin dots of retouching in the sky at upper center and in the lower left corner.


For a treatment report from Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., please inquire with the department.


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