William Hodges, R.A.
View of Port Louis, Mauritius from the sea | 《海中眺望毛里求斯路易港》
Property from a Corporate Art Collection
William Hodges, R.A.
London 1744 - 1797 Brixham, Devon
View of Port Louis, Mauritius from the sea
oil on paper, laid on canvas
49 x 69 cm.; 19¼ x 27¼ in.
49 x 69 公分；19¼ x 27¼ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
View of Port Louis
Oil on paper laid onto canvas, unframed
The painting is lined and there is good adhesion between the paper and lining fabric. There is good tension; a vertical join is visible to the right hand edge.
The paint layer is stable and secure and the original paint texture, visible in the energetic brushwork, is very well preserved along with the impasted highlights throughout to the clouds, sea and the ships.
Fine details are very well preserved.
Under u-v lighting, repair down the vertical fracture is visible along with mitigating of a fine horizontal scratch in the sky along with minor scattered loss.
The colours saturate well and chromatic integrity and tonal values are intact.
The painting is in a very good original preserved condition and presents well.
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By descent to Victor Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 5th Earl of Minto (1891–1975);
Sold by his executors (‘Property of The Minto Family Trustees’), London, Christie's, 18 March 1977, lot 84 (as ‘W. Hodges, A view of Rio de Janeiro from the sea’), to Green;
With Richard Green, London;
From whom acquired in 1978 by the present owners.