ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIUS JOHNSON | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BUST LENGTH, IN A PAINTED OVAL
Property from the Collection of Stan Battat
ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIUS JOHNSON
London 1593 - 1661 Utrecht
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BUST LENGTH, IN A PAINTED OVAL
signed and dated lower right: C.J. fecit / 1632
oil on panel
panel: 30¼ by 24½ in.; 76.8 by 62.3 cm.
framed: 39½ by 34½ in.; 100.3 by 87.6 cm.
The panel is cradled and stable. It is made up of at least two boards and has a vertical join that runs from the extreme edges through the proper right shoulder of the sitter. What appear to be two cracks run vertically at right through the oval. Inspection under UV reveals spots of retouching to the join, cracks, and scattered in the background. Further smaller spots of retouches are on the sitter's neck at center right and near her eyes. Offered framed.
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With Central Picture Galleries, New York;
By whom sold to Marc and Lilian Rojtman, 2 December 1958;
By whose estate sold ("Property from the Estate of Lilian Rojtman Berkman"), New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 2005, lot 536;