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450

Attributed to François-Xavier Vispré

A scullery maid peeling potatoes, with trompe l’œil broken glass

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Attributed to François-Xavier Vispré

Attributed to François-Xavier Vispré

A scullery maid peeling potatoes, with trompe l’œil broken glass

A scullery maid peeling potatoes, with trompe l’œil broken glass

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,520

GBP

Attributed to François-Xavier Vispré

Besançon circa 1720 - after 1780 London

A scullery maid peeling potatoes, with trompe l’œil broken glass


oil on canvas, en grisaille

unframed: 32.9 x 25.2 cm.; 13 x 10 in.

framed: 41.1 x 33.5 cm.; 16¼ x 13¼ in.

The canvas is lined and the paint surface is slightly dirty with a slightly discoloured and uneven varnish. There are two restored damages in the upper right corner just visible to the naked eye - a diagonal line 2cm long above the maid’s head and to an L-shaped damaged approx. 1x1cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the milky and uneven varnish and confirms the aforementioned retouchings. It further reveals a line of strengthening along the diagonal piece of broken glass which extends from the centre of the right margin towards the lower margin. There also appear to be some small retouchings in her hand holding the potato, and in the lower left corner. The painting is in overall fairly good condition. 


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Based on Jean Simeon Chardin's signed and dated painting of 1738, today in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.1


1 https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.41650.html