18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1041


Charles Euphrasie Kuwasseg (1838-1904) French
Signed and dated 1873, oil on canvas, 54cm by 98cm

Provenance: MacConnal-Mason & Son Limited, London

Sold for £7,000
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


In fully restored condition. Relined cleaned and re-varnished. Slightly flattened in places as a result of the restoration process but retains some reasonable impasto in other areas. Some relatively light discoloured varnish and dirt to the surface and the paint is slightly thinned in some areas. Fairly light but general strengthening throughout the sky. Delicate retouches to old stretcher shadow with further delicate retouching and strengthening through the foliage of the upright trees and the upper tips of the masts belonging to the boats on the right side and addition to the tops of the sails and reinforcement to darker tones outlining buoy and vessels in general. Further fine and sporadic retouches within the figure group and rowing boat of the foreground. More concentrated vertical patch of retouching to the lower vertical stretcher shadow left of figure group by boat approx 1cm wide by 7cm in length as an overall. Further retouches within the underside of bridge left-hand side and finer detailing of some of the masonry to also include delicate parts of left-hand side tower and very sporadic and fine elements within the left-hand side of the composition. Some retouches to edges. Otherwise in a broadly good stable and presentable state of preservation.


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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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