18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1028


Charles Euphrasie Kuwasseg (1838-1904) French
Fishermen hauling in nets on a Continental river with market stalls on the banks and a view of a city beyond
Signed and dated 1871, oil on canvas, 54cm by 98.5cm

Sold for £4,800
Estimated at £2,500 - £4,000


In fully restored condition, stiffly relined, cleaned and re-varnished. The surface is flattened and the paint is thin in places as a result of the restoration process. Now with discoloured varnish and light surface dirt in evidence. The grey of the clouds throughout the sky has been generally strengthened with some reinforcement through some of the white paint denoting the outer edges and extremities of the clouds. Further delicate retouching and infilling to old fairly wide-spaced cracquelure across picture but more notably to sky centre. The trunk and foliage of the far right tree beside the buildings nestled at the left side of the bridge has been delicately retouched and strengthened as has the far left of the bridge itself. Some minor retouching to the reflections beneath the second left-hand side bridge arch. Fairly delicate retouching and strengthening throughout the dark tones of the figure group and rowing boat ores. Further retouches to some of the darker tones to denote shadows and ripples in water centre and lower right. Slightly more concentrated strengthening within the darker vegetation of the banks of the river right-hand side and right-hand side towards the lower right-hand corner. Other sporadic retouches of less note within the buildings and elsewhere.


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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


Sunday 12th March 11am-4pm, Monday 13th March-Friday 17th March 10am-4pm and morning of the sale from 8am. 

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