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    After FRANZ XAVER WINTERHALTER (German, 1805-1875)
    Portraits en pied de l'impératrice Eugénie and l'Empereur Napoléon III (pair)
    Oil on canvas
    95-1/2 x 62-1/2 inches (242.6 x 158.8 cm) (each)


    Condition Report*: Both unframed. Napoléon: Glue-lined canvas; appears to be surface residue in red carpet and drapes near bottom edge; frame abrasions along extreme edges; under raking light, appears to be multiple areas of restoration in red drapery in lower left quadrant, including several lines of in-painting, the longest being 10-inches, as well as two U-shaped spots of in-painting, the largest being 5x3.5-inches, a 5-inch vertical line of in-painting through center of crown at far left, scattered spots of in-painting in figure's military uniform, the largest being a 9-inch vertical line through his lower sash and waist, and an 8x3-inch rectangular area of in-painting in red backdrop at upper right quadrant; most possible restorations mentioned above visible under raking light. Eugénie: Faint stretcher creases; under UV exam, appears to be several spots of in-painting in figure's left cheek, nose and forehead, as well as in her arms and chest area, broad areas of cosmetic in-painting throughout background space, linear in-painting along left edge, most likely to address stretcher crease, horizontal line of in-painting from upper extreme right edge to figure's left shoulder, multiple repaired tears in upper left corner, lower left edge of figure's dress, with the largest area, being approximately 15 x 16 inches, near center left portion of composition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    15th Saturday
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