JOSEPH ANDREAS WEISS | THE TRINITY LAVRA OF ST SERGIUS AT SERGIEV POSAD
Property from a Private Collection, United Kingdom
JOSEPH ANDREAS WEISS
THE TRINITY LAVRA OF ST SERGIUS AT SERGIEV POSAD
dated 18—63 l.l.
oil on canvas
Canvas: 82.5 by 107cm, 32½ by 42¼in.
Framed: 96 by 120.5cm, 37¾ by 47½in.
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Original canvas, which is slightly buckling in the top left corner. The tacking edges are covered with brown tape. There is craquelure throughout, which is most obvious in the sky where one can see scattered tiny flecks of associated paint loss. Retouching to minor losses towards the centre of both the left and right edges are visible to the naked eye. There is a layer of light surface dirt and drip marks to the sky in the upper left as well as to the roof of the tower to the right of the cathedral. Inspection under UV light confirms the presence of the aforementioned retouchings and reveals very minor retouching towards the centre of the sky, a small spot to the water in the lower left as well as to the corners and edges in places. Framed.
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Previously at Schloss Eberstein, Germany