18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1032


Félix Ziem (1821-1911) French
Windmills in the evening hour, Holland
Signed, oil on canvas, 70cm by 104cm

Not Sold


In fully restored condition. Fairly stiffly relined, cleaned and re-varnished. Surface is slightly flattened as a result of the restoration process. Some surface dirt and discoloured varnish now in evidence. It would seem that a good amount of the sky particularly the darker clouds in general has been retouched/strengthened/overpainted. An amount of this or the surface in general has deteriorated leaving fairly large areas, particularly along the upper edge and upper right-hand side section and now displays a chalky quality. The upper part and outline of the centrally placed copse and foliage has been retouched and strengthened as has parts of the outline and darker tones and shadows of the windmill on the right-hand side as well as to a lesser degree the outline and sails of the smaller left-hand side windmill. Mostly vertical patch of retouching just left of centre, lower edge approx 1-1.5cm in length. Further fine retouches to left-hand side edge, lower section, corner, sporadically lower edge and scattered within the foreground. Some effectively vertically arranged fairly pronounced cracquelure most notably above the copse of trees and within the sky of the left-hand side. Further less notable and varying sized cracquelure elsewhere etc. For more information please contact the department.


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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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