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    Attributed to ALBERT ANKER (Swiss, 1831-1910)
    Bauernmädchen (Farm Girl), 1886
    Oil on canvas
    15-1/2 x 11-3/8 inches (39.4 x 29.0 cm)
    Signed and dated middle left: Anker 1886

    PROVENANCE:
    Private Florida family collection, circa 1960-2008;
    Private collection.

    It has been suggested that this portrait is the work of an Austrian or German artist in the orbit of Franz von Defregger.




    Condition Report*: Paint film and support are both in very good condition, with very little craquelure. Canvas is unlined on its original stretcher bars, one of which bears the handwritten title Bauernmädchen. A few abrasions are present in the corners and at edges of canvas where the painting had been in contact with a frame. On three sides of the painting (left side, top, and bottom), paint film extends to edge of the tacking margin. The most heavily impastoed areas of free brushwork in the white sleeves of the blouse are in excellent condition, with no apparent losses. Unframed.
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    November, 2009
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
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