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Circle of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Head study of a man in profile

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

Circle of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Circle of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Head study of a man in profile

Head study of a man in profile

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

1,134

GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

Circle of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Head study of a man in profile


oil on canvas, laid on panel

unframed: 26.5 x 24 cm.; 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.

framed: 29.1 x 27.1 cm.; 11 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.

The canvas is laid on a panel which is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty with a slightly uneven varnish. There are very few and scattered faint scratches and a spot of restoration visible in the background just to the left of his profile underneath his nose (visible in the illustration). The impasto hatching remains largely intact. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the uneven varnish, which fluoresces more lightly around the aforementioned area of restoration as well as in the dark area of his shoulder on the left which also appears to have some repaint. Otherwise just a few small spots in his neck are visible. In overall good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Mary Louise, Duchess of Hamilton (1854-1934) (her inventory label on the reverse: M.H.);
Thence by descent.