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Lot 0317

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William McTaggart
(British, 1835-1910)

"Children Shrimping"

oil on canvas
signed and dated "1893" lower right center in waves, a "Frost & Reed, London" framers and restorers label dated 1960 on stretcher.
Framed.
14" x 20", framed 18-1/4" x 24-1/8"

Provenance: Christie's, London, UK, September 22, 1978, lot 119; Christie's, South Kensington, UK, February 25, 2009, lot 943; Private collection, Texas.

Condition

**Light surface dirt and toning of varnish layer; relined; retained original stretcher bars; signs of inpainting along craquelure pattern in upper third (sky); area of inpainting lower mid-right (water); scattered areas of inpainting.
Christie's label en verso mid-left (water). Darker colors fluoresce under UV light, but appear to be hand of the artist.
Gilt frame with original surfaces - interior wood liner a recent addition: surface marks, nicks and abrasions; separation in corners and losses along edges.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

William McTaggart (British, 1835-1910)

Estimate $2,500 - $4,000Jan 25, 2020
Starting Price $2,400
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