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    Description

    Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille (French, 1848-1912)
    A French infantryman from the Franco-Prussian War; A line engineer from the Franco-Prussian War (two works), 1877 and 1874, respectively
    Oil on canvas (both)
    13-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (34.3 x 22.2 cm); 15-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (39.37 x 24.5 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Edouard Detaille / 1877; Signed and dated lower right: Edouard Detaille / 1874

    PROVENANCE:
    Stanley J. Seeger;
    [his sale] Sotheby's, London, March 5, 2014, lot 481;
    Private collection, Lewisville, Texas, acquired from the above.


    Condition Report*: Original canvases both.
    Infantryman: wax lining. Paint film in very good condition. Under UV examination the upper left corner of the sky fluoresces faintly as though a wash of white paint was applied in that area at some point. There is a 3 1/2 inch horizontal line of inpaint at the top which would seem to address a former stretcher bar crease. Tiny spots of inpaint in sky and uniform.

    Line engineer: wax lining. Paint film in very good condition. Very clean under UV examination, with only a couple possible areas of older strenthening the faintly fluoresces in the shadow at the feel of the solder, and in the background behind his head. No restoration visible in the figure.

    15-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (39.37 x 24.5 cm)
    Framed Dimensions 15.5 X 20.5 X 1.75 Inches
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    June, 2019
    7th Friday
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