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Giovanni Boldini

Portrait of Miss Anita Stewart

Property of a Distinguished American Collection

Giovanni Boldini

Giovanni Boldini

Portrait of Miss Anita Stewart

Portrait of Miss Anita Stewart

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Giovanni Boldini

Italian

1842 - 1931

Portrait of Miss Anita Stewart


signed and dated Boldini 1908 (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 36 by 25⅝ in.; 91.4 by 65.1 cm

framed: 46½ by 35¾ in.; 118.1 by 90.8 cm

UPON REQUEST, PROVIDED BY SIMON PARKES


The following condition report is kindly provided by Simon Parkes.


This work is in beautiful condition. The canvas is unlined and still stretched on its original stretcher. The painting is probably clean and is well varnished. Two diagonal lines of retouching are visible at the top of the hat on the right side of the face when the work is viewed under ultraviolet light. These restorations correspond to a stroke of paint beneath the surface, are quite heavy handed, and could certainly be applied more delicately. There are a few other spots of retouching in the left side of the hat, but again these do not address any paint loss but rather were applied over a few pentimenti. The retouches could certainly be revisited, or the work could be hung as is.


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.

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 17 October 1991, lot 339A
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Carlo Ragghianti and Ettore Camesasca, L'opera completa di Boldini, Milan 1970, p. 110, no. 246
Bianca Doria, Giovanni Boldini. Catalogo generale dagli archivi Boldini, Milan 2000, no. 537
Piero Dini and Francesca Dini, Boldini 1842-1931. Catalogo ragionato, Turin, London, Venice 2002, vol. I, p. 306, vol. IV, pp. 498, illustrated, 499, no. 965