Description

    EMMANUEL SPITZER (German, 1844-1919)
    Taking a Drink (Boy with Beer), 1873
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 21 inches (81.3 x 53.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Em. Spitzer 1873

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Sale: Mystic Fine Arts, New London, Connecticut, November 15, 1999, lot 98, mistakenly dated 1872.


    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

    Condition Report*:

    Original unlined canvas, craquelure throughout commensurate with age, older varnish, frame separating at upper corners, frame appears to be original to the painting. Surface grime and some minor accretions. Under UV examination there are only a few touches of inpaint/restoration in the region of the boy's head and along perimeter of canvas, probably to address frame abrasion. Varnish is uneven and appears to have been cleaned in the corners possibly by someone looking for the signature which remains beneath the old varnish layer untouched. Framed Dimensions 36 X 24.5 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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