Sold Without Reserve | MANNER OF FRANCESCO GIUSEPPE CASANOVA | A BATTLE SCENE WITH FIGURES ON HORSEBACK
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MANNER OF FRANCESCO GIUSEPPE CASANOVA
A BATTLE SCENE WITH FIGURES ON HORSEBACK
a convex oval, oil on panel
panel: 6 by 5 in.; 15.2 by 12.7 cm.
framed: 9½by 8 in.; 24.1 by 20.3 cm.
The thick panel is shaped with a convex bow. It is stable, with no cradling. The panel has dimension and the surface is curved oval. The painted surface reads well beneath an old and yellowed varnish, and the painted surface is slightly dirty. There is a faint craquelure pattern to the surface, though this is not too distracting. Much of the lively brushwork remains. Inspection under UV reveals a few scattered small spots in the background, with some strengthening to the architecture of the castle and the darkened tones of the figures below. Some retouches also visible at the extreme edges of the oval. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frames that has been cut down and the joins holding it together are somewhat loose. The painting can be hung as is.
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