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Important English & Continental

by Doyle New York

Platinum House

655 lots | 654 with images

October 22, 2008

175 East 87th Street

New York, NY, 10128 USA

Phone: 212.427.2730

Fax: 212.427.7526

Email: BidLive@DoyleNewYork.com

French School 17th Century St. Cecilia

Lot 2001: French School 17th Century St. Cecilia

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Description: French School 17th Century St. Cecilia Oil on canvas 25 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches (64.1 x 51.4 cm)

Condition Report: Frame rubbing. Heavy cracquelure. Surface dirt. There is a typed description of St. Cecilia affixed to the back of the canvas at center, roughly 8 x 3 inches. Old and new restoration throughout, particularly along the edges, filling in the craquelure and around the figure''s chin/neck. Condition commensurate with age. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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Manner of Claude Lorrain Goat Herders in an Expansive Landscape

Lot 2002: Manner of Claude Lorrain Goat Herders in an Expansive Landscape

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Description: Manner of Claude Lorrain Goat Herders in an Expansive Landscape Oil on canvas 27 3/4 x 40 5/8 inches (70.5 x 103.1 cm)

Condition Report: Frame rubbing. Visible stretcher marks. Heavy craquelure throughout. There are scattered patches on the reverse, nine in total. The largest is rougly 4 x 4 inches and the smallest (3 in total) no larger than 1/2 x 1/2 inch. Not yet examined under UV light. Condition commensurate with age. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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French School 18th Century Antique Wedding

Lot 2003: French School 18th Century Antique Wedding

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Description: French School 18th Century Antique Wedding Oil on canvas 83 x 102 inches (210.8 x 259.1 cm) Unframed It has been suggested that this work represents the first meeting of Paris and Helen of Troy.

Condition Report: Unframed. Wear along the edges. Canvas appears to have been rolled and restretched at some point. Cracks in varnish layer. 1'''' tear at lower right; L-shaped repaired tear at upper right, 2'''' tear with corresponding paint loss at lower left. Scattered paint loss. Craquelure mostly confined to lower right. Several patches on the reverse. Condition commensurate with age. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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Paul Lelong French, 1799-1846 Still Lifes with Fruit, Kitchenware, Bread and Artichokes on Ledges: Four

Lot 2004: Paul Lelong French, 1799-1846 Still Lifes with Fruit, Kitchenware, Bread and Artichokes on Ledges: Four

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Description: Paul Lelong French, 1799-1846 Still Lifes with Fruit, Kitchenware, Bread and Artichokes on Ledges: Four Gouache on board Sight of each 6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)

Condition Report: Two water damaged, one particularly at lower right corner and another with scattered areas along the right edge and lower center. One torn along nearly the entire upper edge and across upper left corner. Light surface dirt. Very fragile. Mounted on cardboard, which is also quite fragile. Should be unframed very carefully. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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Manner of Francois Boucher Allegory of Painting

Lot 2005: Manner of Francois Boucher Allegory of Painting

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Description: Manner of Francois Boucher Allegory of Painting Oil on canvas 56 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches (143.5 x 97.2 cm)

Condition Report: Frame rubbing. Surface dirt, needs a cleaning. Very thick scattered areas of impasto. Lined with some wax residue on the reverse as well. There is a 2 x 1'''' area of repair and corresponding inpainting in the leg of the putto at right. Canvas is buckled and rather brittle. Condition commensurate with age. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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