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609

Pierre-Alexandre Wille

Portrait of a young man, bust-length, looking up

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Pierre-Alexandre Wille

Pierre-Alexandre Wille

Portrait of a young man, bust-length, looking up

Portrait of a young man, bust-length, looking up

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Pierre-Alexandre Wille

Paris 1748 - after 1821

Portrait of a young man, bust-length, looking up


oil on canvas, an oval

canvas: 17 3/4 by 14 1/2 in.; 45.1 by 36.8 cm.

framed: 24 1/2 by 18 in.; 62.2 by 45.7 cm. 

The canvas has been recently relined. The painting presents well but is slightly dirty and the varnish has yellowed, though it is even and the surface is stable. The paint layer has flattened a bit over time, with the pattern of the canvas showing through in some areas, but this is not too bothersome. The lively brushwork, particularly in the costume, remains. There is a restoration in the background, upper right, diameter about two inches, which can be seen with the naked eye, but it is not distracting. Under ultraviolet light one can see numerous small retouches in the shadowed areas, mostly strengthening, particularly in the shadows of the sitter's neck and his proper left cheekbone, along with some in the background. The painting is in a delicately carved giltwood frame.


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