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69

Follower of Michael Sweerts

A group of seated and standing women in an interior with a young child in the foreground

Reserves

Estimate:

5,000 to - 7,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Michael Sweerts

Follower of Michael Sweerts

A group of seated and standing women in an interior with a young child in the foreground

A group of seated and standing women in an interior with a young child in the foreground

Estimate:

5,000 to - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,520

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Michael Sweerts

A group of seated and standing women in an interior with a young child in the foreground


oil on canvas

canvas: 26 ⅞ by 22 ⅞ in.; 68.2 by 58.4 cm.  

framed: 36 ½ by 32 ¼ in.; 92.7 by 81.9 cm.  

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The work does not seem to have been recently restored. The varnish is dulled, dirty, and discolored. The figure in the lower right appears to be preserved in relatively good condition, as are parts of the seated figure at left. During the relining process, the paint surface was slightly pressed, causing some loss of definition in spots and allowing the canvas weave to become somewhat visible, most notably at the center. There is a thin scratch in the upper background, and there are some scattered old repairs visible here and there, for example in the background above the standing figures, in the skirt of the seated woman near the lower right, and in the basket of the young child at lower right. Inspection under UV reveals a milky varnish that impedes some inspection. More recent retouching is mostly found to the aforementioned repairs and in the background, near the edges and towards the upper right of the figures. There are some scattered thin strokes visible in the figures, the most notable areas being the dark blouse of the seated figure at left and the dark tones of the costume of the seated figure near the center, with some scattered strokes in their faces. Offered in a simply carved giltwood frame.



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