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British School, Late 18th Century Style Seated Woman in Yellow Cradling a Dove

Auction:
3115B
Lot:
360
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3115B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

British School, Late 18th Century Style

Seated Woman in Yellow Cradling a Dove
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. (91.5 x 76.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Extensive retouch to the background, craquelure, canvas deformation, canvas edges weakened along the edge of the stretcher, surface grime.

N.B. Reminiscent of the portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the sitter holds a dove, the traditional symbol of innocence, and wears as a locket a miniature portrait of a gentleman shown in profile.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Inscribed indistinctly on the top edge of the back of the fame.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Joshua Reynolds, Lithics, Retouch

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