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Portrait of Artist with Palette, Dark & Worn Antique Painting

Ref: LA148856

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Description

A dark half-length portrait of an artist and his palette, which has degraded over the years to become an atmospheric shadow of its former self. The subject is wearing a ushanka and stands with his head turned as he looks over his left shoulder. A faint light source is vaguely visible behind him.

This is one of those rare occasions whereby the deterioration of an artwork has actually enhanced its overall decorative appeal and this truly is one of a kind.

It’s been created using egg tempera, which is an ancient medium that dates back to the 1st century and reached its peak popularity during the middle ages. Traditionally, it’s applied to a wooden panel and it’s unusual to find egg tempera applied to canvas as we see in this painting.

The reverse displays several illegible inscriptions, a French supplier’s stamp, and a date of 1906.


Measurements

Height : 61 mm - 2.4 in

Width : 45 mm - 1.77 in

Depth : 2 mm - 0.08 in

Declaration

Brave Fine Art has clarified that the Portrait of An Artist with Palette, Dark & Worn Antique Painting (LA148856) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1906.

Condition

Craquelure, age-related darkening, and several losses.

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