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Lot 1092: George Lance (1802-1864 British)Platinum House
April 29, 2014
Pasadena, CA, USALive Auction
Description: ''Now Reigns Here a Very Very Peacock'', appears unsigned, titled on a gallery label verso, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 68'' H x 52'' W, est: $50,000/70,000. Exhibited: Royal Academy, London,1855, no. 432; Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, 1876; Owen Edgar Gallery, London, ''Victorian Master Paintings'', May-June 1984.
Condition Report: Visual: Very fine stable craquelure scattered throughout including a heavier horizontal line of cracking along the upper left edge. A scratch in the paint layer in the lower right, approximately 1.5''. Tacking edges removed when lined. New stretcher bars. Blacklight: Scattered dots of touch-up on the peacock's chest and along the outline of the chest. Three scattered areas of touch-up in the upper sky. A few scattered dots of touch-up in the upper right, a few scattered spots of touch-up beneath the peacock near the fruit in the lower center. A vertical area of scattered touch-up in the left center approximately 5'' x 2.5'' along with a few other dime and quarter areas in the same vicinity. Scattered spots of touch-up lower left. Crack-fill scattered on the fruit lower center. An area of possible touch-up or paint reinforcement in the upper left approximately 2'' x 3''. Heavy varnish layer.
Provenance: Owen Edgar Gallery, London
Dimensions: 68'' H x 52'' W
Artist or Maker: George Lance (1802-1864 British)
Exhibited: Royal Academy, London,1855, no. 432; Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, 1876; Owen Edgar Gallery, London, ''Victorian Master Paintings'', May-June 1984
Medium: oil on canvas laid to canvas