Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)
Portrait of a Lady in a Red Dress with Blue Mantle in a Rocky Landscape, appears unsigned, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 50'' x 40'', est:$7000/10,000. Provenance: Private Collection, Laguna Beach, CA
Visual: A few minor specks of paint loss in the background. Isolated craquelure on the figure's face and forehead. Frame abrasion. Mounted on newer supporting stretchers. Blacklight: Scattered crack-fill on the figure's forehead, nose, around the left eye and on the lower part of the figure's chest. A few spots of touch-up on the figure's hands. Scattered spots of touch-up, a few approximately quarter-sized, scattered in the lower right and in the background. One nickel-sized spot in the right center. Scattered touch-up in the upper right corner near the edge. A spot of touch-up in the center on the figure's chest. Heavy varnish, difficult to read under blacklight.