PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON
1778 – 1852
ROSES ON A CLASSICAL LEDGE
signed and dated E Fries. 1836. lower right
oil on canvas
66 by 83cm., 26 by 32½in.
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The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.
There is a fine pattern of hairline craquelure throughout, which appears to be somewhat lifting in certain areas in the left hand side.
Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals areas of retouching along the upper framing edge and some other small scattered spots including in the roses in the centre of the composition.
Otherwise, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
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