European School, circa 1900
Study of a man, bust-length
oil on canvas, unlined
unframed: 41 x 32.6 cm.; 16 1/8 x 12 7/8 in.
framed: 53 x 44.8 cm.; 20 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.
The canvas is unlined, the paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish relatively clear and even. There is a pin-prick hole in the canvas in the centre of the upper margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals pin-prick retouchings scattered throughout the background, and in the man's chest and face. A more concentrated area of retouching is found in the man's neck approx. 3 cm. long, and another concentrated area is in his cheek approx. 1 cm. long. The painting is in overall good condition and presents well in its current state.
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