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François Dumont

Portrait of a sculptor with a marble bust

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Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

François Dumont

François Dumont

Portrait of a sculptor with a marble bust

Portrait of a sculptor with a marble bust

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,930

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

François Dumont

Lunéville 1751 - 1831 Paris

Portrait of a sculptor with a marble bust


signed and dated f. Dumont, 1808 lower left 

oil on canvas

canvas: 35 ⅞ by 28 ½ in.; 91.12 by 72.39 cm

framed: 39 3 /4 by 32 ¼ in.; 101 by 81.9 cm

The canvas is thinly lined and is stable on its stretcher. Signs of earlier restoration and retouching visible to the naked eye in the following areas: along the left shoulder, lower hand and chisel, bottom left corner and central part of torso. Under UV inspection, the varnish fluoresces unevenly in the background and an earlier campaign of restoration is visible in patches in the top right hand corner. The shading of the sculpture head have been heavily retouched, which is visible under fluorescent light. The painting can be hung in its present state. Offered in a carved giltwood frame with a nameplate that reads "F. Dumont."


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