Two men at the bar
1878 - 1940
Two men at the bar
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left
100.5 x 126.5 cm (unframed); 114 x 154 (framed)
Executed circa 1900-1905
Possibly with the artist's original frame.
This work is in good condition. The canvas is flat, the corners are lightly undulating. Pinholes are visible in each corner. Along the right edge and outside of the painted surface area there is a small perforation (ca. 1 x 0.5 cm) of the canvas.
The painted surface is well preserved and the impasto mostly intact. Very close inspection of the left man shows one fine line of craquelure on the nose, one on the cheek and a very fine network of craquelure in the browns of his trousers. Further close inspection shows a circular network of craquelure on the vest of the right man, his left arm and in the browns of his trousers. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small areas of retouching next to the left figure's nose and in the trousers of the right figure. A circular restoration of ca. 5 cm diameter is visible in the center chest of the right figure.
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