27th March 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

The Curious Collector

 
  Lot 77
 

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British School (19th/20th century) Portrait of an officer, three quarter length, wearing the...

British School (19th/20th century) Portrait of an officer, three quarter length, wearing the rank of a Major, standing, arms folded in a panelled interior Oil on canvas, 90cm by 67cm See illustration

Sold for £420
Estimated at £300 - £500


 

. original canvas with two patch repairs to reverse and associated retouching to the front. there is further significant retouching and overpainting throughout the right side of gentlemans moustache, beard, right hand side of face in general and background. approx 15 by 15cm in addition to the majority of his hair and far left hand side of his face outline of ear extending to a degree of the background. further patch of less consistant overpainting in the panelling in the background upper right hand side of figure. some possible lighter strengthening to jacket highly discoloured varnish has also cracked and seperated in a pronounced fashion across surface. other areas of less significant stable craquelerue to face for examle. surface dirt. canvas loose in stretcher and buckling to top corners. minor rubbing to edges.

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