GASTON LA TOUCHE | OPEN FIELDS UNDER A CLOUDY SKY
Property of a Private Collection, Philadelphia
GASTON LA TOUCHE
1854 - 1913
OPEN FIELDS UNDER A CLOUDY SKY
signed Gaston La Touche and dated 1892 (lower left)
oil on canvas
canvas: 23¾ by 23¾ in.; 60.3 by 60.3 cm
framed: 31¼ by 31¼ in.; 79.3 by 79.3 cm
This work will be included in the Gaston La Touche catalogue raisonné being prepared by Selina Baring Maclennan and Roy Brindley.
Oil on canvas with a wax lining. There is a 6-inch vertical line of restoration visible in the fields, a 2.5-inch thin line in left field faintly visible to the naked eye, and a faint web of stable craquelure visible in the upper right sky. Under UV light, there is retouching to the aforementioned vertical lines as well as at the left center edge, possibly to address frame abrasion. There are dots inpainting in the sky with several, slightly larger dots at lower center sky, including a 1-inch diameter dot faintly visible to the naked eye.
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David David Inc., Philadelphia
Acquired from the above in 2003