Lot 3: FRANTIŠEK FOLTÝN | View of Košice
November 30, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
The canvas has been lined. There are areas of drying craquelure notably in the darker hues and in the thick impasto. There are some stretcher marks visible, corresponding to the right and left stretcher bar, with some associated craquelure. Ultra-violet light reveals spots of retouching in the far top left corner, along the lower and right framing edges, some fine lines along the stretcher mark to the right, and some other scattered spots including three above the right pole towards the centre of the composition (three small patches on the revers, the biggest measuring 4 by 5 cm, L-shaped). The picture is otherwise in good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a simple wooden frame.
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Provenance: Acquired in New Jersey, late 1990s
Dimensions: 69.5 by 84cm., 27¼ by 33in.
Medium: oil on canvas