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Lot 5: Pierre Edouard Frere French, 1819-1886 Sleeping Boy, 1860
February 6, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Pierre Edouard Frere
Sleeping Boy, 1860
Signed Edouard Frere and dated 1860 (ll)
Oil on panel
12 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches
Frame rubbing, with possible corresponding inpaint. 1/2 x 1/4 inch area of inpaint in the post above the sitter's hand at center right. Another 3/4 x 1/4 inch area of inpaint in the center right on the rim of the boy's hat. Possible inpaint in the red scarf around the boy's neck. A touch on inpaint in the boy's pants just above the boot. Scattered areas of paint separation, especially in the hand and the red scarf. Dense varnish making it unable to detect further restoration under UV light.
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