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Luis Alvarez Catalá

Preparation for the Festivities

Luis Alvarez Catalá

Luis Alvarez Catalá

Preparation for the Festivities

Preparation for the Festivities

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Luis Alvarez Catalá

Spanish

1836 - 1901

Preparation for the Festivities


signed and inscribed L. Alvarez/ ROMA (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 26 1/2 by 35 3/4 in.; 67.3 by 90.8 cm

framed: 44 1/4 by 35 in.; 112.3 by 88.9 cm

The canvas is unlined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition. Patterns of craquelure upon close inspection. Under UV light, spots of retouching beneath the signature at lower left; careful inpainting to areas of craquelure in the figures; small area of retouching beneath the basket at right; spot of retouching to the left swag of the curtain.
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Sale: Hôtel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, 11 October 2010, lot 185