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Eugène Girardet

Man Wearing a Burnous, Algeria

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Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Eugène Girardet

Eugène Girardet

Man Wearing a Burnous, Algeria

Man Wearing a Burnous, Algeria

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

Lot sold:

138,600

GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Eugène Girardet

French

1853 - 1907

Man Wearing a Burnous, Algeria


signed, inscribed and dated souvenir / de / voyage / 1885 Eugène Girardet lower left and inscribed Bel-ARBI / EL-KANTARA upper right 

oil on canvas

Unframed: 43 by 32cm., 17 by 12½in.

Framed: 47 by 39cm., 18½ by 15¼in.

The canvas has not been lined and is providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. The work is in good condition and ready to hang. There are some areas of craquelure notably to the left corner and to the figure's face. There are some specks of surface dirt. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals some retouching in the lower left corner, visible underneath 'souvenir de voyage' and this inscription is fluorescing. In addition, the '5' has been strengthened. A streaky and uneven varnish is visible.


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.

Marcel Bergeon Collection, Geneva
Sale: Koller, Geneva, 13 November 2006, lot 158
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner