Jan Jacob C. Spohler (1837-1923)
Winter Scene with Skaters on a Frozen Lake, signed lower left: J.J.C. Spohler, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 12.75'' x 16.75'', est:$2000/3000. Provenance: Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Visual: Lined as stated and with the tacking edges removed. Minor frame abrasion and scattered stable craquelure. The first 'J' of the signature in different paint and may be a later addition. Blacklight: Apparently older overpaint on the clouds surrounding the windmill. Evidence of other spots of older overpaint and touch-up along the left edge in the sky, a 2'' diameter scattered area in the right center and a few other isolated areas in the sky.