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Sold Without Reserve | FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750 | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH, WEARING A GREY AND RED COAT, WITH A WHITE CHEMISE

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Estimate:

5,000 to - 7,000 USD

Property from the collection of Matthew Rutenberg, Sold Without Reserve

Sold Without Reserve | FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750 | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH, WEARING A GREY AND RED COAT, WITH A WHITE CHEMISE

Sold Without Reserve | FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750 | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH, WEARING A GREY AND RED COAT, WITH A WHITE CHEMISE

Estimate:

5,000 to - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,500

USD

Property from the Collection of Matthew Rutenberg, Sold Without Reserve

FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, BUST LENGTH, WEARING A GREY AND RED COAT, WITH A WHITE CHEMISE


oil on canvas, an oval

canvas: 21¾ by 18⅛ in.; 55.1 by 46.4 cm.

framed: 27½ by 23½ in.; 69.8 by 59.6 cm. 

The canvas is lined and is stable on its stretcher. There is a small tear with associated loss in the center of the sitter's chest, and a smaller spot to the left in his cravatte. These tears appear stable. The lower edge of the canvas is slightly concave, and the painted surface is somewhat dirty beneath a thick and slightly discolored varnish. Inspection under UV reveals a milky and uneven varnish that fluoresces unevenly, for example, in the sitter's face. There is a spot of restoration in the background above his shoulder at left. Some older restorations are scattered in his hair and face, for example in his cheek at right, as well as in the costume at lower left. A more recent scattered spot of restoration is visible in the upper left background. Offered in a simply carved gilt oval frame.


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.

Mrs. Niclausse, no. 525 (according to a label on the reverse);

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s Olympia, 5 December, 2006, lot 500 (as French School, 18th century);

There acquired.