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Lot 0317
Continental School
(Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

"Semiramis, the Warrior Queen of Babylon, Receiving the Oracle's Prophecy"

oil on canvas
86-1/2" x 85-1/2"


In overall very good, professionally restored condition. Evidence of past restoration: inpainting upper left, upper right (likely corresponding to an old repair), to lower half of cloak of figure at right, lower right (possible old repair), at lower left in floor, scattered other small areas of filler and touch-up throughout. Painting has been relined. Minor flake losses at top left edge and upper mid-right; a few scattered other areas. Small tear between buttons on bodice of figure at left (does not appear to completely penetrate canvas). Some visibility of original canvas seams. Unevenness to varnish layer with some faint nascent blooming at upper right. Overall craquelure. Layer of surface soiling.

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Continental School (Fourth Quarter 19th Century)

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