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88

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of a lady in an embroidered gown with a blue velvet cloak, half length

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Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

French School, 18th Century

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of a lady in an embroidered gown with a blue velvet cloak, half length

Portrait of a lady in an embroidered gown with a blue velvet cloak, half length

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Sold Without Reserve

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of a lady in an embroidered gown with a blue velvet cloak, half length


oil on canvas

canvas: 35 ¾ by 27 ⅞ in.; 90.8 by 79.8 cm.

framed: 46 by 37 ½ in.; 116.8 by 95.3 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The portrait image reads well beneath varnish that has yellowed. A stretcher bar mark and related retouching is visible in raking light along the right edge but is not distracting. Some retouching on the woman's neck has discolored and is visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears milky and is difficult to read through, but one area of repair above the woman's head is visible, and beneath the varnish the retouching in the neck and chin is faintly visible. The varnish probably obscures earlier retouching as well. The painting would likely improve with a clean and fresh varnish. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame with artist nameplate that reads "RAOUX/ Mademoiselle Prevost."


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