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Lot 0264
Ernesto Fontana
(Italian, 1837-1918)

"The Holly-Gatherers"

oil on canvas
signed lower left, remnant of a "Costa & Conti/Florence" gallery label en verso.
Elaborate period Italianate gessoed and carved giltwood frame.
32" x 24-1/8", framed 49" x 38"


In overall very good condition. Scattered surface soiling and pinprick-sized areas of discoloration throughout. Evidence of past restoration: inpainting at lower left in tip of holly leaf and to the right of that in handle of scythe, a few very small scattered other areas. Loosening of canvas within stretcher. Yellowing of varnish layer.

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Ernesto Fontana (Italian, 1837-1918)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Dec 8, 2018