Lot 60: Portrait of a Young Lady with a Hat, Oil, 19th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Oile on canvas, relined
Germany, 19th century
Dimensions: 76,7 x 63,5 cm
In gilt, lavish stucco frame: 101,8 x 88 cm
Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany
The large hat of the young lady shadows the upper part of her face to enhance her charming lips
Craquelure is scattered across the painting. Examination under UV light reveals several retouching and repainting most apparent in the background and the dress but also in the face of the lady. Within the neckline is a L-shaped, skillfully restored tear visible. Subject to the above the painting appears in good condition. The frame shows few retouched signs of age and wear the loss of one stucco ornament in a corner. The corners are slightly open.
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