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Charles Hunt Sr.

Bluebeard Marries

Property of a Private Collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Charles Hunt Sr.

Charles Hunt Sr.

Bluebeard Marries

Bluebeard Marries

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Property of a Private Collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania


Charles Hunt Sr.

1803 - 1877

Bluebeard Marries


signed and dated C. Hunt 1865 (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 24¼ by 34 in.; 61.5 by 86.3 cm

framed: 36¾ by 46¾ in.; 93.3 by 118.7 cm

The canvas is lined and on a new stretcher. The paint surface is stable and in very good condition. Very fine pattern of craquelure in upper half. Under UV light, varnish fluoresces green and the figures have been selectively cleaned; two vertical areas of retouching visible in the bride's dress, in Bluebeard's cape at left, and in the door above his head; small areas of retouching throughout the floor along the bottom edge; very fine inpainting to the rightmost mirror at center.



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Thomas Agnew & Son, Ltd., London
John Davey & Sons, Liverpool
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2000, lot 156