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Lot 4: Attributed to William Hillyer Mother and ChildPlatinum House
April 4, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Attributed to William Hillyer
Mother and Child
Bears signature William Hillyer and dated 1833 (lr)
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 30 inches
C Property from an Upper East Side, New York Estate
Glue relined. Dark varnish revealing little under UV light, however there are a number of repaired tears in the canvas, including a diagonal tear on the sitter's right shoulder (3 inches long), a horizontal tear below the sitter's neckline (3 inches long), a long horizontal tear in the background (approximately 5 inches long), a long L-shaped tear in the sitter's left arm crossing into the child's shoulder (4/3 1/2 inches), and another horizontal tear in the sitter's right arm (3 inches).
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