This pair of portraits is very good quality, present themselves elegantly, and are in overall good state. Both are clean and have good varnish layers. There are some small restorations on both paintings that have slightly shifted in color and are visible to the naked eye. The paint layer of both paintings is very nicely retained, and there is very good retention of detail throughout, in the architectural surrounds, in the costumes, lace, ruff, faces and hair. Both panels are cradled, planar and appear to be stable. Under UV: (Male Portrait): a few minor touches here and there. Only a few, and minor in the face. There is a restoration about 1 inch or so in his forearm. A few touches at the edge, and a line of touching along the panel join from the top edge, about 1/3 from the left edge, in the background down to his hair. None of these are concerning or serious. (Female Portrait): this painting has a bit more restoration visible under uv, but in general not concerning. There is some touching along the original panel join about 1/3 from the left and right edges, from top to bottom, although not fully along their lengths. This is typical of a picture of this date. She has a few more scattered touches in her face. There is a restored damage at upper left, in the grey stone. In the mulberry colored silk stomacher and sleeves of her dress there are restorations in the darker shades, which appear to address issues with those pigments—it does not seem to be an issue in the sections which are lighter, with more (lead?) white pigment mixed in. These could be hung "as is," or have a light treatment. Recommendable. Both offered in modern black ebonized Dutch 17th century style wooden frames with ripple decoration
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