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Lot 2044: ANTIQUE OIL ON CANVAS, 36" X 24", SAN BERNARDO DE
January 20, 2013
Detroit, MI, USALive Auction
Description: ANTIQUE OIL ON CANVAS, 36" X 24", SAN BERNARDO DE CORLEONE: Unsigned; c. 1800. Framed. Corleone was born in 1605 and died in 1667. He entered the Capuchin Order in 1631, was beatified by Pope Clemente XIII and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2001. Canvas was rescued during 1940's, rolled and given to the consignor's grandfather who ultimately brought the painting to the U.S.
Condition Report: Paint loss noted. JMF (AS IS. As viewed under UV light in the unopened frame: extensive overpainting - c. 50% or more; extensive paint chips; overall craquelure and cracking is unstable; small loss in UL corner; thinly painted; on canvas laid down on wood panel; paint or canvas is slightly lifting up from the wood panel; needs cleaning; much later gilt frame with chips and losses. Rf, 1-8-2013)