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Lot 58: JEAN FRANÇOIS MILLET, (FRENCH 1814-1875), LES GLANEUSESPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
JEAN FRANÇOIS MILLET
1855-1856, etching on Japan paper
7 1/2 x 10 in. (19.4 x 25.4cm)
[Delteil 12; Melot 12]
/spanPrivate Collection, Pennsylvania.
Generally good overall condition but fully laid down to cardboard undermat, with margins on all sides. It appears parts of the outer margins at top and bottom are not perfectly symmetrical. There are two small tape pieces at top edge verso – at upper right/left corners – and these tape pieces bleed through somewhat to front of sheet at upper right/left corners. The image itself otherwise appears to be in fine condition.
We note some handling creases, including at upper right corner within image, and at upper left, to left of haystacks. There appears to be a harder diagonal fold in the margin at lower right corner. There is some crumplage of the sheet mainly at upper right and upper left margins, likely due to the placement of the tape pieces and the manner in which the sheet is laid down to the cardboard. Most of the sheet lays flat to the backing cardboard but there are the above flaws visible. The image itself appears to be generally crisp and without restoration
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