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    JOSEF ABEL (Austrian, 1764-1818)
    Portrait of a Woman, 1798
    Oil on canvas
    35 x 27 inches (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
    Signed, dated, and inscribed lower right: Jos. Abel / Pinx. F. 98

    FROM THE ESTATE OF KENNETH KENDALL, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA

    German artist Josef Abel was a remarkably gifted history and portrait painter, and also a talented engraver. His gifts were spotted early, and following his apprenticeship with Fuger, he launched a career of his own while still a very young man. He went to Rome in 1802 where he remained for six years and found ready patronage for this Greco-Roman antique subjects which were the fashion of the period, and also for his beautiful and subtle portraits. In Germany and Austria he achieved great success, and was admired as a sophisticated colorist. He died in Vienna.


    Condition Report*:

    Original canvas; frame abrasion visible along top and right extreme edges; craquelure throughout; faint stretcher creases with associated craquelure along top, left and right edges; under UV exam, appears to be scattered areas of crack-fill in-painting throughout, as well as multiple small spots of in-painting (the largest about quarter-size) near bottom edge. Framed Dimensions 42 X 33 Inches

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