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Circle of François Pascal Simon Gérard, called Baron Gérard

Portrait of a gentleman in fine uniform, full-length, standing by a column

Circle of François Pascal Simon Gérard, called Baron Gérard

Circle of François Pascal Simon Gérard, called Baron Gérard

Portrait of a gentleman in fine uniform, full-length, standing by a column

Portrait of a gentleman in fine uniform, full-length, standing by a column

Circle of François Pascal Simon Gérard, called Baron Gérard

Portrait of a gentleman in fine uniform, full-length, standing by a column


indistinctly signed and dated lower right

oil on canvas

unframed: 51.7 x 39.2 cm.; 20 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.

framed: 64.5 x 51.4 cm.; 25 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. 

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and even. In raking light it is possible to discern two horizontal damages to the background to the right of the man's head (each just less than 2cm. long), which have been retouched. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the varnish, which fluoresces opaquely (the two aforementioned retouchings, for example, are barely visible under UV). There appears to be some older, extensive retouching along the lower left side, including the support and legs of the table, in the lower left side of the man's dark coat, and in the lower, inner side of his robe. More recent pinprick retouchings are scattered along the lower margin, in the background upper left, around the man's head and in his hair, in the feathers of his hat, and in a more concentrated area in his left shoe. Despite these, the painting is in overall fairly good condition and presents well in its current state.


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