Sir Peter Lely
Portrait of Elizabeth Capel, Countess of Carnarvon (1633–1678), with a guitar |《伊莉莎白・卡佩，卡那封伯爵夫人（1633-1678年）手持吉他的肖像》
Sir Peter Lely
Soest 1618 - 1680 London
Portrait of Elizabeth Capel, Countess of Carnarvon (1633–1678), with a guitar
inscribed, lower left: LADY ELIZABETH / CAPEL DAUGHTER / TO ARTHUR LORD / CAPEL / WIFE TO / CHARLES EARL OF / CARNARVAN
款識：題款LADY ELIZABETH / CAPEL DAUGHTER / TO ARTHUR LORD / CAPEL / WIFE TO / CHARLES EARL OF / CARNARVAN（左下）
oil on canvas, held in a carved and gilded Sunderland frame
125.3 x 102.5 cm.; 49 ½ x 40 ¼ in.
125.3 x 102.5 公分；49 ½ x 40 ¼ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Sir Peter Lely Portrait of Elizabeth Capel, Countess of Carnarvon (1633–1678), with a guitar Oil on canvas, in a period Sunderland frame in good condition.
The original canvas is lined. The lining is in a good condition and there is good tension throughout. There is minor restored out loss to the edges of the composition. The energetic and bravura brushwork is evident in the intentionally sketchy passages of paint. The paint layer is in a very good preserved state, overall. Minor thinness of the thinly applied medium has allowed the pale ground colour and canvas texture to become visible in some areas. The skin tones are well preserved and subtle details to the face are intact. Some minor strengthening to some of the darker vulnerable passages has been undertaken. The paint texture and impasted passages are intact and the chromatic and tonal values are retained. No tonal benefit would be gained from removal of the varnish.
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