Mother & Child
May 01 — 06, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
MANNER OF ANGELIKA KAUFFMANN (1741-1807), Swiss
The Estate of Lois Orkin, Ontario
Neoclassical genre scenes based on the Life of Mary, the Holy Mother with Infants Christ and Saint John the Baptist.
“137 FM” black stencil stamped number to the verso of each; an old auction number; in matching old plaster-gilt frames with small losses in areas; the panels covered with old canvas verso; slight frame abrasions at the edges; both have age dirt to the surface and yellowed varnish - they are outdoor scenes with lush greenery and nice blue skies.
Each wood panel is about 1/4” thick, each panel is covered and reinforced with old canvas at the back; each panel has a stencil number stamped on top of the old canvas verso; each panel is warped and bulging outward toward the viewer in the centre (each panel rises about 1/4”in the centre of each panel when laying flat on a table when each panel is unframed. They are fitted in matching frames.
Ultraviolet light examination: each panel is under old varnish; there is no overpainting present under ultraviolet light. Both panels could benefit from a cleaning. Surface dirt commensurate with age.
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