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78

Attributed to Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet

A view among ruins with figures

Reserves

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet

Attributed to Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet

A view among ruins with figures

A view among ruins with figures

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,764

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet

Paris circa 1763 - after 1789

A view among ruins with figures


oil on canvas, laid on panel, framed as an oval

canvas: 11 ⅝ by 9 ¼ in.; 29.5 by 23.5 cm.  

framed: 16 ⅜ by 14 ⅜ in.; 41.6 by 36.5 cm.  

The canvas has been laid on panel, and there is a slight undulation to the surface. The oval opening in the frame reveals 8 7/8 by 11 1/8 inches of the painted surface. The image is charming overall, with a wonderful atmospheric air. There is an old but stable pattern of craquelure throughout. The painting appears to have been selectively cleaned and varnished in the past in the oval shape. Inspection under UV reveals that the corners of the canvas, all of which are not visible when framed, have been made up or retouched, in particular the lower corners. Some retouching addresses the craquelure pattern, with some additional scattered spots here and there in the background. Some inconsistency to the varnish is visible in the lower right corner when unframed. Offered in a gilt frame with carved decorative elements.


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With Galerie Xavier Goyet, Paris;
From whom acquired.