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85

After Jean-Baptiste Greuze

The Marriage Contract

Reserves

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After Jean-Baptiste Greuze

After Jean-Baptiste Greuze

The Marriage Contract

The Marriage Contract

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,772

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After Jean-Baptiste Greuze

The Marriage Contract


oil on canvas

canvas: 15 ⅛ by 18 ⅛ in.; 38.4 by 46 cm

framed: 23 by 26 ¼ in.; 58.4 by 66.7 cm

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The image reads well beneath the varnish and craquelure is visible throughout but is stable and not distracting. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears milky and is difficult to read through, but 2 spots of retouching are visible at center, one of which has discolored to the naked eye at the central man's waist. More retouching is likely present beneath the varnish. The painting would likely improve with a cleaning and fresh varnish but could hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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This composition derives from a canvas painted by Jean-Baptiste Greuze in 1761, today in the Musee du Louvre.1


1. Oil on canvas. 92 by 117 cm. Inv. no. 5037. See https://www.louvre.fr/oeuvre-notices/laccordee-de-village.