Lot 135: GEORGE BERNARD O''NEILL, (BRITISH 1828-1917), "THE FATHER OF THE REGIMENT"
January 23, 2017
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
GEORGE BERNARD O''NEILL
"THE FATHER OF THE REGIMENT"
Signed and dated ''G. B. O''Neill/ 77'' bottom right, oil on canvas
36 x 28 1/4 in. (91.4 x 71.7cm)
Schillay & Rehs, Inc., New York, New York.
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The One Hundred and Ninth, London, May-August, 1877, no. 511.
The relined canvas in generally fair to good overall condition with some varnish inconsistencies and some areas with restoration and selective retouch, including restoration to parts of foreground and background, and minor retouch to bench at left. There is some retouch and restoration to the figures, with the most restored figure being girl at right, with young girl whispering at left being nearly unrestored.
Frame: 44 x 36 x 2 1/8 in.
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