DescriptionPIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES (French, 1824-1898)
Mural Study for Fresco of St. Genevieve
Charcoal on card laid on board
39 x 47 inches (99.1 x 119.4 cm)
Galleria del Levante, Milan, November 1966-January 1967;
B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;
Richard Feigen Gallery, New York (labels verso);
Private collection, La Jolla, California.
This lot is accompanied by a signed letter from Richard L. Feigen, President of Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York affirming authenticity of the work.
Surface glued down entirely to backing; broad creases and wrinkles throughout surface, likely due to improper (dry)mounting; paper discoloration; 3.5 x 10 inch strip appears to have been cut away from sheet and reattached to body of composition via board backing (unclear if this was done by the artist's hand and/or when); surface nicks with associated paper loss and repaired tears throughout composition, including a 10 x 5 inch L-shaped tear from center left extreme top edge to mouth of standing woman with child, two repaired tears near right edge, the largest being a 4.5 inch zig zag tear along bishop's wrist and cuff, a 2.5 inch tear along figure's right shoulder near center bottom edge and a 5.75 inch tear along figure's neck and right shoulder in lower left quadrant. Framed Dimensions 43 X 51 Inches
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