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Lot 23Circle of John Singleton Copley
Portrait of a Gentleman said to be Robert Keith
Oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches (76.9 x 64.2 cm)

Estimate $800-1,200

Glue relined. Frame rubbing. Dense varnish layer makes it difficult to detect earlier restoration under UV examination. Small flecks of paint lifting at upper left near edge with corresponding inpaint in area approximately 1 x 1 1/2 inch. Two small areas of inpaint, each about 1" in diameter, at lower left near left edge. Few scattered tiny areas of more recent inpaint. Cloudy varnish. Flattened fine craquelure.

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