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    CARLOS BUFFIN (French, 1871-1926)
    La Foire St. Christophe à Tourcoing, 1923
    Oil on canvas
    56-1/2 x 81-1/2 inches (143.5 x 207.0 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: C. Buffin 1923

    PROVENANCE:
    Orion Antiques Importers, Inc., Dallas;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999.


    Condition Report*: Wax-lined canvas; there are scattered areas of light craquelure in the thickly painted passages, in which some places appear to be retouched, particularly in the lower right corner and in the balloons; the varnish layer is somewhat uneven.  Under UV exam, there appears to be strengthening in the darks throughout the canvas, most visible in the hat and jacket of the man in the lower right corner, in the shadow of the canopy at the center right of canvas, in the shadow under the white steps, in some of the balloons, and in the negative areas of the positive shapes in the carousel, as well as along the perimeter under the canopy of the carousel; the church appears untouched.  The painting has not been examined outside of the frame.
    *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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    10th Wednesday
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