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116

G. Drouais

A seated male nude in contrapposto

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

G. Drouais

G. Drouais

A seated male nude in contrapposto

A seated male nude in contrapposto

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

G. Drouais

A seated male nude in contrapposto


oil on canvas

unframed: 71.6 x 59.5 cm.; 28 1/8 x 23 1/2 in.

framed: 82 x 69.5 cm.; 32 1/8 x 27 1/2 in. 

The canvas has a firm relining, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a large, retouched, L-shaped repair, which runs along the upper and right margins, approx. 3 inches from the outer edges of the canvas. Otherwise there are very few, small scattered retouchings scattered in the man's body, most notably in the shadows along the back of his right calf. The painting presents well in its current state without a need for further intervention.


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.

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 October 2001, lot 545 (as French School, early 19th century);
With Hall & Knight, New York, 2002;
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie’s, 15 April 2008, lot 346 (as Jean Germain Drouais), where acquired.