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Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of a young girl holding grapes

Property of a Private American Collector

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of a young girl holding grapes

Portrait of a young girl holding grapes

Property of a Private American Collector

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of a young girl holding grapes


oil on canvas

canvas: 38 ⅞ by 27 2/8 in.; 98.5 by 71 cm. 

framed: 46 by 34 ¾ in.; 116.8 by 88.3 cm. 

The canvas is thinly lined and is stable on its stretcher. The painting presents a strong and lovely image overall. It has not been recently restored. The painting is somewhat dirty and the varnish slightly discolored, but the paint surface is stable overall. There is a pattern of stable craquelure visible primarily in her flesh tones, and there is a yellow accretion to her proper left cheek. There are two stabilized losses in the lower left background, and an old restored repair in the background to the right of her head. Some thinness is visible in her hair and in parts of her costume, though this is not distracting. Inspection under UV reveals a milky varnish that impedes some inspection. Some finely applied retouching is scattered in the background, for example, around the contours around her face and hair, with some more broadly applied retouching along the stretcher bar mark near the lower edge. Additional scattered and finely applied strokes here and there in the young girl, largely cosmetic in nature and concentrated in the shadows and contours in and around her arms. There may be some old fine strokes of retouching to her proper right eyelid and eyebrow, though her face seems largely untouched. This painting may benefit from sensitive restoration, but it is otherwise ready to hang. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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