Lot 4: JOHN RITCHIE, (BRITISH FL. 1858-1875), "DEFENDING THE WEAK"
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(british fl. 1858-1875)
"DEFENDING THE WEAK"
Signed with conjoined initials ''JR'' bottom right; also inscribed with artist, title and location verso, oil on canvas
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6cm)
James D. Julia Auctioneers, Fairfield, Maine, sale of May 4, 2008, lot 587.
Frame: 28 x 23 3/4 in.
the relined canvas in generally fair to good overall condition, with areas of the canvas being somewhat difficult to accurately 'read' under u.v. light due to varnish inconsistencies and pigments used. There are some areas of the painting having restoration, mostly in portions of the canvas at center and center left
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