20th Century Chinese School Oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas under Plexiglas Unsigned 18" H x 23.5" W
Provenance: Property from the Kelton collection.
Notes: Accompanying this lot is a logbook recording the voyages of the Gerald C. Tobey from 1892 to 1899, including trips from New York to China and several other locations in the Far East. Approximately 240 pages of notes written in two or three different hands.
Visual: Craquelure throughout. Minor surface dirt and grime. The logbook is generally good condition. The leather spine strip is lacking but the binding is holding firm. Other wear, scuffs and losses commensurate with age. Blacklight: Touch-up and crack-fill throughout, the largest a 21" jagged line across the lower portion of the painting. Frame: 23.25" H x 28.75" W x 2" D