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1047

Francis Augustus Silva

The Old House by the River

Francis Augustus Silva

Francis Augustus Silva

The Old House by the River

The Old House by the River

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Francis Augustus Silva

1835 - 1886

The Old House by the River


signed F.A. Silva (lower right); titled, signed Francis A. Silva. and dated 1881 (on the reverse prior to lining)

oil on canvas

21 1/4 by 42 in.

54 cm by 106.7 cm.

Executed in 1881.

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 on canvas is not lined. The tacking edges have been reinforced. The paint layer is stable. The canvas is well stretched. The painting is clean, retouched, and varnished. There is a T-shaped restoration running about 2 by 1 inches in the lower sky immediately above the trees on the right side. Retouches have been applied to frame abrasion running down the left and right sides. There are no other restorations throughout the remainder of the work. The work should be hung as is.


Framed Dimensions: 37 1/2 by 59 in. (92.3 by 149.9 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, New York

Acquired from the above in 2012 by the present owner