Juliet at her Balcony
signed with monogram and dated l.l.: AS 1861
oil on canvas, in a painted oval
47.5 by 40.5cm., 18¾ by 16in.
The canvas is lined, providing a secure structural support. There is a craquelure pattern which appears stable. The varnish is uneven any benefit from reapplication.
Under ultraviolet light there is an area of retouching in the background upper left which relates to repaired tear; also a small area on her left shoulder possibly relating to a hole; minor cosmetic retouching to her left eyebrow. A small repaired surface abrasion to the centre of the right edge.
Held in a decorative gilt, plaster frame.
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Probably, Sir John Aird, by 1935;
Christie's, London, 23 November 2005, lot 187, where purchased by Stan Battat