Property from a Private Collection
1862 - 1930
Le Charme de la soirée
signed A. Penot lower right
oil on canvas
Unframed: 117 by 81cm., 46 by 32in.
Framed: 133 by 96cm., 52¼ by 37¾in.
The canvas has been strip-lined only, reinforcing the tacking edges, and not relined. There is a stretcher mark corresponding to the horizontal and vertical stretcher cross-bars. Ultra-violet light reveals strokes of retouching in and around the figure's hair, in the lower right in the background over the varnish, and some other minor spots and small strokes. Areas in the figure's skin tones also appear to fluoresce slightly under U.V. light (such as her left hip, right cheek, and the shadows around her torso), which this may also be attributable to retouching or possibly the varnish and pigments. This work is ready to hang and presents well overall under normal light.
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