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Lot 0074
School of Sir Peter Lely
(British, 1618-1680)

"Portrait of a Court Beauty, Possibly the Actress Nell Gwynn"

oil on canvas
Presented in a gesso and carved giltwood frame.
50-1/4" x 40-3/4", framed 56" x 47"


In "as found" estate condition with overall abrading to paint surface. Losses along left edge corresponding to old stretcher marks, below proper left cheek, lower right, scattered small other areas. Tear at upper right. Evidence of several campaigns of past restoration, but difficult for UV light to penetrate varnish layers. Some varnish fluoresces cloudy white under UV light. Scattered whitish accretions. Overall craquelure. Layer of soiling. Yellowing of varnish.

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School of Sir Peter Lely (British, 1618-1680)

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Apr 21, 2018
333 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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