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    Emile Munier (French, 1810-1895)
    Evening prayer, circa 1895
    Oil on canvas
    36-1/2 x 28-1/2 inches (92.7 x 72.4 cm)
    Signed upper right: E MUNIER

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    LITERATURE:
    Munsey's Magazine, May 1895, p. 108, illustrated.

    This work is included in the online Émile Munier catalogue raisonné by Rehs Galleries, Inc., www.emilemunier.org.




    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Under UV exam, varnish appears streaky and discolored. There appear to be several touches of inpaint along extreme edges, notably upper right; 1-inch circle of inpaint to the right of child’s head with corresponding paint loss; ½-inch touch of inpaint on child’s left thigh. Possible earlier touches of restoration on woman’s right hand, including a spot on her middle knuckle. A faint scratch runs vertically from edge of woman’s sleeve to the table edge. There is a 2-inch vertical abrasion with corresponding paint loss with a parallel ½-inch scratch in lower left corner. Minor frame abrasion along extreme edges. 2-inch horizontal scuff on child’s neck with 1/3-inch paint loss. Canvas is buckling along left and right edges. Other than a pinpoint-sized paint loss on the woman’s left eyebrow, the faces appear to retain their original integrity and condition.

    Framed Dimensions 42 X 34 X 2 Inches
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