FRANCISCUS GIJSBRECHTS | Still life of precious vessels and writing materials on a silk tablecloth
The Property of a European Private Collector
Antwerp 1649 - after 1677
STILL LIFE OF PRECIOUS VESSELS AND WRITING MATERIALS ON A SILK TABLECLOTH
oil on canvas, unframed
unframed: 87.5 x 69 cm.; 34½ x 27⅛ in.
Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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The old relining is strong, stable and mostly flat, although the craquelure has tended to form ridges. The painted surface is generally well preserved, under a layer of old discoloured varnish. Scattered ld retouchings have discoloured and are easily visible to the naked eye. These are either repairs to old small tears in the upper part and transversely centre right, around the extremities of the canvas, and in the shadows of the ribs of the urn. These are confirmed under ultra-violet light which reveals a few other similar. Would benefit from a light cleaning, addressing the old retouchings more sensitively, and revarnishing more evenly. No frame.
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We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for endorsing the attribution to Franciscus Gijsbrechts upon inspection of digital images.