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Hugues Merle

A Spanish Beauty

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Hugues Merle

Hugues Merle

A Spanish Beauty

A Spanish Beauty

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Hugues Merle

French

1823 - 1881

A Spanish Beauty


signed and dated Hugues Merle / 1875 (upper left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 22 by 18 in.; 55.8 by 45.7 cm.

framed: 29 by 25 in.; 73.6 by 63.5 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The paint surface is quiet flat under a glossy varnish. A diagonal line of repair visible to the naked eye above her head. Under UV inspection, there is inpainting along that repair line as well as additional retouches along the right edge of the canvas most likely addressing earlier paint loss. Inpainting can also be found along the center stretcher across the figure's face. There is an older campaign of restoration along the left edge. In the lower right corner, there appears to be a cleaning test. Offered in a giltwood 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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Saks Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Acquired from the above by the present owner (December 29, 1998)