SCHOOL OF FONTAINEBLEAU, EARLY 17TH CENTURY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BUST LENGTH
Property from a Private Collection
SCHOOL OF FONTAINEBLEAU, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BUST LENGTH
oil on panel, unframed
panel: 14 by 10 3/8 in.; 35.6 by 26.4 cm.
The panel is stable and cradled. A vertical split is visible at left, and goes through her proper right shoulder. The image reads well. There is a small spot of bulging to the paint surface at left, by the sitter’s ear. This could be stabilized to avoid future flaking. The varnish is old, but under UV light a few scattered spots of retouches fluoresce in the background, as well as another spot on her gown at bottom left. Offered unframed.
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the condition of the lot.
European private collection;
Gifted to Dr. Andrew Werner by a European ambassador to USA, late 20th century.