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    EGIDE GODFRIED GUFFENS (Belgian, 1823-1901)
    Pair of Classical Muses (Thalia, Muse of Comedy, and Euterpe, Muse of Poetry) (2), 1892
    Oil on canvas
    86 x 45 inches (218.4 x 114.3 cm)
    Each dated and signed lower right: 1892 par G, Guffens.

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Dallas.


    Condition Report*: Original canvases, slightly loose on stretchers, with stable paint film and figures in good condition; Thalia:  tiny paint chip in upper left capital and in upper right sky; faint horizontal accretions in sky and on left column; 1" partial tear in green trees along right edge; 2 small punctures along bottom edge; slight stretcher creasing along left edge; Euterpe:  faint horizontal accretions in sky, one above tree along right edge, and several in bottom left corner; tiny paint chips in sky above left mountain and scattered tiny chips in lower right grass and column; slight stretcher creasing along left edge.  Framed Dimensions 88 X 47.5 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    17th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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