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Ferdinand du Puigaudeau

Venise, San Giorgio au clair de lune

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Ferdinand du Puigaudeau

Ferdinand du Puigaudeau

Venise, San Giorgio au clair de lune

Venise, San Giorgio au clair de lune

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Ferdinand du Puigaudeau

1864 - 1930

Venise, San Giorgio au clair de lune


signed F. du Puigaudeau (lower right)

oil on canvas

60.5 by 73.5cm., 23⅞ by 29in.

Framed: 85.5 by 98cm., 33⅝ by 38⅝in.

Painted in 1904. 

The canvas is not lined and the edges are taped. UV inspection reveals a thick and in places uneven and slightly discoloured varnish through which the UV light cannot fully penetrate, but there do appear to be some areas and lines of historic retouching along the edges, the most prominent of which include a possible area to the upper right corner and and an L-shaped line (approximately 4cm in length) to the upper part of the right edge, which appears to relate to a repaired tear. The canvas is slightly undulating at all four corners and there are pin-sized holes to parts of the extreme edges with tiny associated paint losses. There are some fine lines of craquelure in places. This work is in overall good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Georges Marciano, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles

Sale: Jean-Louis Picard, Paris, 5th July 1994, lot 151

Acquired by the present owner in the 1990s 

Antoine Laurentin, Ferdinand du Puigaudeau, Paris, 1989, vol. I, no. 58, illustrated in colour p. 100