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Lot 12French School
18th Century
Portrait of a Man Holding a Letter
Oil on canvas
Oval 29 1/4 x 24 inches (74.3 x 61 cm)

Private collection, Washington D.C.

Estate of a Washington, D.C. Philanthropist

Sold for $688
Estimate $700-900

Frame rubbing with particular abrasion and wear to the edge of the canavs at the left center and right edges. This includes scattered 1/2 - 1'' areas of loss along the right edges and bottom center. Surface dirt; surface is quite flat. Dense screening varnish inhibits detection of restoration under UV light, though older areas of inpainting are visible in the eyes, cheeks, forehead and hands of the man under raking light. Condition commensurate with age.

Scattered cracking and losses in the frame.

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.