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Lucius Rossi

The Bouquet of Violets

Property from a Private American Collection

Lucius Rossi

Lucius Rossi

The Bouquet of Violets

The Bouquet of Violets

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Lucius Rossi

Italian

1846 - 1913

The Bouquet of Violets


signed and inscribed LRossi/ Roma (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 42 1/2 by 32 1/4 in.; 107.9 by 82 cm

framed: 54 by 44 1/2 in.; 137 by 113 cm

The canvas is wax lined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition but under a fairly soiled varnish. Very fine craquelure throughout, particularly in the background at right and in her proper right arm. Faint stretcher bar impressions at upper, left, and right edges. Under UV light, inpainting to address aforementioned craquelure in background at upper left and beneath her proper left elbow; small spots of retouching to the figure's neck, chest, and proper right forearm. Possible repair to tear in her dress below signature.
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, 24 May 1995, lot 234
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner