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Sold Without Reserve | SPANISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | A WOMAN SITTING ON THE EDGE OF A BED

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Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Sold Without Reserve | SPANISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | A WOMAN SITTING ON THE EDGE OF A BED

Sold Without Reserve | SPANISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | A WOMAN SITTING ON THE EDGE OF A BED

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,000

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Sold Without Reserve

SPANISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

A WOMAN SITTING ON THE EDGE OF A BED


oil on canvas

canvas: 66⅛ by 49⅛ in.; 168.5 by 125 cm.


The painting has been relined and is on a modern stretcher. The paint surface overall is quite nicely retained with beautiful glazes and impasto throughout, especially in the female figure. However, there are old loosely applied restorations clearly visible to the naked eye mostly in the background and red drapery. There is one old discolored spot of restoration in her ankle at left and in part of her costume. Under UV: these aforementioned restorations are clearly visible, and as stated, they for the most part do not affect the figure in any way. They include a repaired hole at upper right, some inpaints in the drapery above her head, strengthening and overpaint throughout the curtain at left, a localized restoration in her white skirt at her waist, perhaps an old repaired damage in her ankle at left with some associated restoration on other side (including some contour along her leg), a restoration in her arm at right, and some scattered in the lower right. Despite all of this, the overall paint surface of the figure is quite good and the painting would respond well to some updated and considered restoration rather than the broad, maladroit one that it currently has. Offered unframed.


Please note, the painting is much lighter in person than what is visible in the catalogue illustration. Please contact the department for additional images.


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Anonymous sale, Brussels, Pierre Bergé & Associés, 21 May 2008, Lot 292;

There acquired for $19,097.