18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

 
  Lot 1002
 

1002

Adam Buck (1759-1833) Irish
Portrait of a gentleman sitting at a desk in an interior
Signed and dated 1809, watercolour, 35.5cm by 28cm

Sold for £650
Estimated at £400 - £600


 

Significant staining across sheet with notable bleaching or fading to colour. Various foxing spots some of which look to have undergone some restoration or form of disguising particularly within the sky area above and behind the sitter's head. Diagonal creases approx centre left-hand side edge running full width of sheet but less notable toward right-hand side edge. Some further likely infilling with chalky white paint to disguise the creasing around the lower right-hand corner of the window within the sky. Further creasing to upper left-hand corner. Odd surface scuff. No evidence of cockling. Nor examined out of the frame.

 


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Auction: British, European and Sporting Pictures, 18th Mar, 2023

Traditional Picture Sales offer a wide range of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the 15th to the early 20th centuries.

The sale includes the Picture Collection from Denton Hall, Ilkley, West Yorkshire which has been part of the NG Bailey group of companies for over 40 years. NG Bailey is the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business and is owned by the Bailey family. 

A fully illustrated catalogue will be available leading up to the sale.

Entries are invited for forthcoming sales

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