Lot 314: CIRCLE OF GOTTHARDT DE WEDIG | Portrait of a member of the Kramer family, three quarter length, holding a pair of gloves;
Portrait of a man, three quarter length, in black
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Öl auf Holz, mit Wappen im Linkereck und undeutlich bezeichnet ... zum Alters 73; zusammen mit einem dito Herrenporträt, beide abgerieben und beschädigt,
Both panels consist of three vertical uncradled planks. That depicting the younger man has developed a slight convex man. That depicting the older man has a large old diagonal split which has been re-glued. Both paintings are extremely dirty and their varnish layers perished. The paint surfaces of both pictures are worn, and in some places has led to the loss of much of the detail in the darks. The faces, ruffs and hands, especially that of the older man, are much better preserved. Both offered in plain wood frames with some chips and losses.
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the first: 100.5 x 79.6 cm.; 39 1/2 x 31 3/8 in.
the second: 98 x 73.6 cm.; 38 5/8 x 29 in.
Medium: both oil on oak panel