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126

Flemish School, circa 1800

A sketch of a head of a fox

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Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Flemish School, circa 1800

Flemish School, circa 1800

A sketch of a head of a fox

A sketch of a head of a fox

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,890

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Flemish School, circa 1800

A sketch of a head of a fox


oil on canvas

canvas: 11 ⅜ by 12 ⅝ in.; 28.7 by 32.1 cm. 

framed: 16 by 17 ⅜ in.; 40.7 by 44.1 cm. 

The thin canvas is lined and is stable on its stretcher. There is a backing board nailed to the reverse of the stretcher, obscuring a view of the reverse. The overall image appears to be in good condition. The details and coloring appear well-preserved, and the image reads clearly beneath a crisp and clear varnish. Stretcher bar marks are visible, most prominently along the lower edge, and there is some thinness to some of the paint near the outer extremities of the sketch. Inspection under UV reveals three thin restored cracks to the paint surface near the fox's mouth with some associated retouching nearby, one small restored repair beneath his ear at left and, and some retouching to the neck of the fox in and around the stretcher bar mark near the lower edge. Other small cosmetic strokes of retouching visible only here and there. The background fluoresces unevenly. The painting can certainly hang in its present condition. Offered in a modern gilt wood frame.


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