AFTER GERRIT VAN HONTHORST | THE FORTUNE TELLER
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Property from a Private Collection, New York
AFTER GERRIT VAN HONTHORST
THE FORTUNE TELLER
oil on canvas
canvas: 21⅝ by 30⅜ in.; 54.9 by 77.2 cm.
framed: 26⅝ by 35 in.; 67.6 by 88.9 cm.
Canvas is lined. Image reads well. A thin scratch that is barely visible is at bottom center, by the yellow gown. This is not too distracting. Inspection under UV shows a milky varnish with retouches scattered, like on the background. Painting can hang as is. Offered framed.
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This is a later copy after Gerrit van Honthorst's original in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.1
1. Oil on canvas, 137 by 204 cm., inv. no. 734 / 1890.