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Lot 23

A large 19th century Renaissance style oil on canvas, Classical study of Mary with the infant Christ and John the Baptist, unsigned, in extremely fine 19th century carved giltwood frame with cherub corners and relief carved and pierced giltwood mouldings, overall measurements 59'' x 47''.

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 Sold for £2,100

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This has been relined it looks like in relatively recent years, areas where it appears to have perhaps the canvas has been torn particularly evident on the right hand infants figure, the head around there and the hand holding the bird looks like some tears that have been restored with some overpainting evident, more overpainting on the right hand foot of the young person on the left, the frame appears in good condition slight loss to the carved wood on the wings of the chrubic heads on the corners of the frame.