Lot 51: French School 18th/19th Century Cain and Abel
January 25, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Cain and Abel
Oil on canvas
36 5/8 x 45 1/2 inches (93 x 115.5 cm)
C Property of a Boston, Massachusetts Collector
Glue relined. Dense old varnish showing little under UV light. Some frame rubbing around the edges; 1-inch-long diagonal gouge in the surface just above the mountain to the left. Repaired tear in the sky in the upper right quadrant. Areas of restoration to Cain's head and to the animal skin he carries. Some in-painted cracks in the sky. Some shadows and contours reinforced.
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