Still Life: Wine and Fruit
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Property from a Private Collection, New York
1816 - 1872
Still Life: Wine and Fruit
signed Roesen (lower center)
oil on canvas
30 by 40 in.
76.2 by 101.6 cm.
Executed circa 1861-72.
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:
This work has been restored. The restoration are effective and presents the painting well. The canvas has been lined using wax as an adhesive. The paint layer is stable as a result. The work is cleaned, varnished, and retouched.
Restorations have been mostly applied in the background. There are also retouches addressing some cracking in the champagne glass, in a few cracks in the red apple in the center, and particularly in the golden grapes. Restorations have been applied to areas of paint loss and damage in the dark colors of the background in the upper center and upper left. The largest of these restorations measures about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. Another dense area of retouching covering what may be another structural damage can also be seen in this area. Smaller restorations addressing thinness and cracking can be seen around these two larger areas of restoration. Retouching addressing thinness and abrasion cab be seen in the darker colors beneath the still life in the shadowed part of the table. The landscape on the right side is in good condition. While a few retouches can be seen in the red and blue colors of the clouds, the only concentration of retouches in the sky is in the grey clouds in the upper right. The work should be hung in its current state.
Framed Dimensions: 48 by 38 3/4 in. (121.9 by 98.4 cm.)
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.
Private Collection, Texas
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York (acquired in 1982)
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore (acquired in 1983)
Philip Caldwell, New Canaan, Connecticut (acquired after 2012)
Acquired in 2015 by the present owner
Judith Hansen O'Toole, Severin Roesen, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1992, fig. 17, p. 44, illustrated
Easton, Maryland, The Academy Art Museum, and traveling, The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2007