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John F. Francis

John F. Francis, Portrait of Joseph Ritner

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

John F. Francis

John F. Francis

John F. Francis, Portrait of Joseph Ritner

John F. Francis, Portrait of Joseph Ritner

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,134

USD

John F. Francis, Portrait of Joseph Ritner


Height 13 ¼in. by Width 11 ⅛in.

Very fine condition overall. Craquelure throughout. Very minor signs of inpainting, most notably at bottom right. A layer of varnish fluoresces green under black light. The frame with scattered cracks, notable at inner frame and with tiny chips and losses to giltwood, particularly at the corners. Inscribed on an old tag, on the back, “Cassatt, Francis, Port. Of Buchannan 5-1973-38.” Inscribed in an old orange museum label, “Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5-1973-38.” For further information on the condition of this lot, please contact the department at: 212-606-7130 or Americana@sothebys.com.


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.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 1973.