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Lot 2023

18th century oil on wood panel, portrait of a man with a bugle, unsigned, 19" x 18.5", framed

Estimate £200 - £300 Sold for £52,000


Panel has a split near the left-hand edge, no other damage or restoration, paint stable, good quality frame with some moulding missing from the left-hand edge.


There is a large crack running down the left side of the picture also on the centre right running up 3 inches from the base. The paint surface has cracked throught the left eye.


There is evidence of over painting under UV light across the image, including areas in the face.