JEAN BAPTISTE DE ROY | A PAIR OF PASTORAL LANDSCAPES WITH SHEPHERDS AND CATTLE WATERING
Property from a Private Collection
JEAN BAPTISTE DE ROY
Brussels 1759 - 1839
A PAIR OF PASTORAL LANDSCAPES WITH SHEPHERDS AND CATTLE WATERING
a pair, both signed and dated lower left: JB De Roi 1792
both oil on panel
each unframed: 67 x 54.5 cm.; 26⅜ x 21½ in.
each framed: 91 x 79 cm.; 35¾ x 31⅛ in.
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The thin panels are flat and uncradled - the paint surface is stable with very dirty and discoloured surfaces and varnish. The varnish has blanched giving the paintings a 'washed-out' appearance - and a distinctive craquelure has developed throughout both pictures.
There appears, under ultra violet light, to be relatively little intervention at all - the varnish (very yellowed) has pulled apart in parts, or been worn off in parts, exposing the blue of the sky pigments below, which is what gives the sky it's strange appearance.
Would likely clean nicely.
Offered framed as a pair in carved wood and gesso gold painted frames in fair condition.
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Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman of Title'), London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1994, lot 94, where acquired by the present owner.