FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
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FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING
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FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING

FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY | ALLEGORY OF DRAWING

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Description

FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY

ALLEGORY OF DRAWING


oil on canvas

canvas: 40¼ by 57⅝ in.; 102.2 by 146.4 cm.

framed: 48 by 65½ in.; 121.9 by 166.4 cm.

Condition report

The canvas is lined. Painting presents a large and impressive image under an old varnish. A few spots of possible repair, which fluoresce under UV, are also visible to the naked eye such as one above the woman’s head, and another by the drawing at far right. Inspection under UV shows scattered spots of retouches throughout. Offered framed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 4 October 2007, lot 79.