Sale 213 Lot 457

* Continental School
(19th century)
A Pair of Portraits
oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 25 inches.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000

Property from the Elizabeth Price Welch Legacy Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Male portrait has been relined and professionally restored by the Chicago Conservation Center in October 1991. Label on verso states that the item has been cleaned, meimari retouch and winton varnish applied. Examination under UV light shows the areas of restoration and varnish. Please see additional images. Female example bearing a label to verso with text "The Countess of Denbigh, by Sir Godfried Kneller". Painting in overall good condition with cracquelure throughout. Examination under UV light shows areas of possible inpainting and an applied varnish throughout. Lower left corner signed G. Kneller in permanent marker. Please see additional images.

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