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26 October 2016, 10:00 BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 1169: JOHN LINNELL | Portrait of Thomas Cadby(83 views)
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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
Description: oil on panel
The single panel is uncradled and flat. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish only slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals spot retouching in the proper left-hand side of the sitter's face and around his chin, beneath the window sill, left, around the sitter's sleeve, lower left, and in the sky, upper left. There is a scattering of minor retouchings along the right margin, but the painting is otherwise untouched. In overall good condition.
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With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 26 April 1985, lot 103.
Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 cm.; 11 1/4 x 9 in.
Medium: oil on panel
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