Description

    RUDOLF ERNST (Austrian, 1854-1932)
    The Snake Charmer
    Oil on panel
    12-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches (32.4 x 24.8 cm)
    Signed upper left: R. Ernst

    PROVENANCE:
    M. Paul Matthias, the original Regional Manager for Pepsi Cola for Latin America, purchased the painting in Rio de Janeiro circa 1946;
    By inheritance to present owner, 1953.

    EXHIBITED:
    Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (stamp verso).




    Condition Report*:

    Re-varnished panel with fine craquelure in door region; minor scuff to varnish layer above man's left foot; under UV examination, one dot of in-painting (fluorescing dark purple) on right front edge of red cage; four areas fluoresce a pale shade:  1.25" square near lower right corner, .5" square in lower right door, 1" square in middle right door, and .5" square in wall along top edge; otherwise good condition; frame dimensions:  18 x 15".

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    17th Tuesday
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