Untitled (portrait of a gentleman), 19th century
Oil painting on canvas attached to board
An oil painting on canvas attached to board of a 19th century portrait painting. This skillfully crafted portrait created from layering several layers of oil paint depicts a gentleman wearing a cravat and dark jacket. It is unsigned. The painting is displayed in a gilt wood frame with hanging wire to the verso.
- aging cracks and impact crackle to paint layer; darkening to varnish; stretcher impression to paint surface; small scattered areas of loss; scattered areas of inpainting and overpainting; tear near center right; puncture at figure’s ear; wear to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 23.5" W x 28.5" H.