Lot 31French School
Marchande du Fleurs au Caire
Bears signature J. Portielje and dated 1870 (lr); bears monogram FG (lr) and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
44 3/4 x 30 1/4 inches
C Estate of Michael Melnitzky
Sold for $31,250
UPDATE: During exhibition the painting sustained a small damage to the background to the right of the flower basket above the woman's hand. This is a small Y-shaped tear with some paint loss extending into the right-most leaf.
Stripped relined. Frame rubbing. Three inch horizontal tear and repair with corresponding inpaint in the center left on the left of the woman's head. Another 1 inch circular repair, with corresponding inpaint in the center right on the right of the woman's head. 1 inch L-Shaped tear, repair and corresponding inpaint in the lower center. There are 5 other areas of tears, repairs and corresponding inpaint in the upper left, the largest being 1 inch. No other restoration visible under UV light. Date and particularly "Portielje" signature heavily abraded.
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