ÁNGEL ZÁRRAGA | EL LECTOR JUAN RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ
120,000 - 180,000 USD
Property from a Private North American Collection
(1886 - 1946)
EL LECTOR JUAN RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ
Signed Ángel Zárraga and dated 1917 (lower center)
Oil on canvas
36½ by 29¾ in. (93 by 75.5 cm)
Framed: 49½ by 41¾ in. (125.7 by 106 cm)
Painted in 1917.
This work has been lined onto a slightly transparent film, which reveals the signature, title and date on the reverse. The lining may be applied with wax, but it is supporting the paint layer quite well nonetheless. The paint layer is slightly dirty and the old retouches have discolored. Under ultraviolet light, one can see retouches that have been applied to reduce some cracking in the figure's beard, in the shadow beneath his right hand, in the red triangle above the signature in the lower right, and in a few other isolated spots. There is one small retouched paint loss in the forehead. The work could be hung as-is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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