EMANUEL GOTTLIEB LEUTZE | NYDIA, THE BLIND GIRL OF POMPEII
EMANUEL GOTTLIEB LEUTZE
1816 - 1868
NYDIA, THE BLIND GIRL OF POMPEII
signed E G Leutze and dated 1840 (lower left)
oil on canvas
canvas: 24 by 20⅛ in.; 61 by 51.3 cm
framed: 32 by 28 in.; 81.3 by 71.1 cm
We would like to thank Dr. Graham C. Boettcher for kindly contributing to the cataloguing for this lot.
Oil on lined canvas, not examined out of the frame. The surface is in generally good condition, aside from surface dirt and dust, a yellowed varnish, minor frame abrasion, a few scattered pin dot losses, and craquelure throughout. The colors remain fresh. Under UV light, the picture surface is obscured by a heavy, unevenly applied green-fluorescing varnish, though a small dot of retouching to a loss near the figure's elbow is visible.
Framed in a gold wood frame and ready to hang in its current state.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot
Joseph Sill, Philadelphia (by 1841)
Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, Philadelphia, February 1841, vol. XVIII, no. 2, p. 5, illustrated opposite
Barbara S. Groseclose, "Catalog of Known Works," Emanuel Leutze, 1816-1868: Freedom Is the Only King, Washington, D.C., 1975, p. 72, no. 14
Jon L. Seydl, "Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection," The Last Days of Pompeii, Los Angeles, 2012, p. 20, illustrated
Apollo Association, New York, March 1841, no. 118
Philadelphia Art Union, February 1849