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420

Circle of Stephen Slaughter

Portrait of a boy in a landscape, full-length, with a dog beside him

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Circle of Stephen Slaughter

Circle of Stephen Slaughter

Portrait of a boy in a landscape, full-length, with a dog beside him

Portrait of a boy in a landscape, full-length, with a dog beside him

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

69,300

GBP

Circle of Stephen Slaughter

Portrait of a boy in a landscape, full-length, with a dog beside him


oil on canvas

unframed: 127 x 101.3 cm.; 50 x 39⅞ in.

framed: 145.5 x 120.1 cm.; 57¼ x 47¼ in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is rather discoloured and uneven in places. There is a knock to the canvas in the upper right corner, which has resulted in a dent and two short tears, the longer of which measures 4cm. Some discoloured retouching is visible to an area of damage to the left of the dog's front legs (2 x 4 cm.), and to some fine horizontal lines in the network of craquelure on the left-hand side, as well as around some of the stretcher marks, which are faintly visible. In raking light it is also possible to discern some very small retouchings to losses in the boy's hair and collar, and scattered, small discoloured retouchings in his coat, waistcoat and breeches. Inspection under ultraviolet light is almost entirely impeded by the milky opacity of the varnish, and it is hard to discern any intervention further to what is visible to the naked eye. The painting will undoubtedly benefit hugely from cleaning, and appears to be in overall good condition.


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