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Lot 68English School
19th century
Portrait of John Kirkby Fenton (b. 1835) and his elder brother, William Kirkby Fenton (1834-1889) of Caldecote Hall, Warwickshire
Oil on canvas
38 x 27 3/4 inches (96.5 x 70.5 cm)

The family of the sitters
Private collection, Corrales, NM

Sold for $4,375
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Dense varnish layer making some areas difficult to interpret under UV light. Inpainted cracks on the faces, necks and chests of the boys. Scattered touches of restoration elsewhere. Scattered paint flaking.

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