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Worthington Whittredge (1820 - 1910)

Lot 172: WORTHINGTON WHITTREDGE 1820-1910 VILLA D"ESTA, TIVOLI

Sotheby's

October 7, 2003
New York, NY, US

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SIGNED AND DATED (MAKER'S MARKS) signed MATERIAL/MEDIUM oil on canvas EXECUTED IN 1856 PUBLISHED CONDITION NOTE Lined (old lining) Surface: in fairly good condition; varnish is dirty and seems to have yellowed the surface, particularly the sky; scattered craquelure; upper right corner of original canvas seems to have worn away (irregularity on surface--is stable) Under Ultra Violet: no apparent inpainting CATALOGUE NOTE An inscription on old brown paper liner tape on the stretcher and probably not in the artist's hand reads as follows: The Villa d'Este (or Villa Hastri***) painted while in Roma in 1856 by W. Whittredge. Another inscription on the reverse on top of the canvas lining, written in red ink and not in the artist's hand, reads as follows: Villa de Esta/Tivoli

Dimensions

15 3/4 by 12 in. 40 by 30.5 cm.

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