CHARLES EDWARD PERUGINI
signed with monogram l.r.
oil on canvas
61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
Original canvas. The canvas bulges slightly along the lower centre edge. There is a fine craquelure pattern throughout the canvas. There are some scattered specks of paint loss in the upper centre of the composition in and around the sitter's hair. There is a further speck to the figure's neck and above the white cloth lower right. There are a few very minor specks elsewhere. A discoloured layer of surface varnish and some specks of surface dirt. There are two areas of old resotration visible to the cloth and just to the left of it. There is a further area of restoration to the background in the upper right quadrant.
UV light inspection reveals retouchings to the aforementioned resotrations. There is a small area of retouching to the figures's hair. There are a few minor touches to the framing edges and in the lower right hand corner. There is an opaque and uneven layer of surface varnish that obscures further reading.
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Private collection, Italy
Possibly Royal Academy, 1877, no.8 as Finishing Touches