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Joseph Marie Vien the younger

Portrait of D. F. Desrues

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property of an Estate

Joseph Marie Vien the younger

Joseph Marie Vien the younger

Portrait of D. F. Desrues

Portrait of D. F. Desrues

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property of an Estate

Joseph Marie Vien the younger

Paris 1762 - 1848

Portrait of D. F. Desrues


oil on canvas 

canvas: 26 1/2 by 19 1/2 in.; 67.3 by 49.5 cm.

framed: 35 1/2 by 29 in.; 90.2 by 73.8 cm. 

The canvas has a glue relining and is stable and planar. The paint layer is well preserved under an even varnish, though it has dulled somewhat over time. The colors remain bold and fluid brushwork still evident particularly in the collar and red lapel of the gentleman. Ultraviolet light reveals careful, scattered retouching throughout the background, areas of the hair, and shadowed side of the sitters face; there is also retouching in the hand and darker areas of his costume. This is all applied well and not noticeable to the naked eye. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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