1853 - 1907
signed Eugène Girardet lower right
oil on canvas
Unframed: 70.2 by 120.2cm., 27¾ by 47¼in.
Framed: 95 by 143.8cm., 37½ by 56½in.
The canvas has been lined and is providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. There is one tiny triangular shaped loss to the centre sky, visible upon closer inspection. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals minimal retouching, one spot to the upper right sky and two spots to the upper extreme framing edge and one spot to the left upper framing edge and some fainter retouchings to the lower left corner, some strokes to the ground below the camels, to the framing edges and some scattered minor spots to the central sky.
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