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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    Sholto Johnstone Douglas (1871-1958)

    Portrait of Mrs Edward Ashton Critchley (c.1874-1949) of Stapleton Tower, Annan, Dumfriesshire, full-length in a white dress, a landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

    Sholto Johnstone Douglas (1871-1958)
    Portrait of Mrs Edward Ashton Critchley (c.1874-1949) of Stapleton Tower, Annan, Dumfriesshire, full-length in a white dress, a landscape beyond
    signed 'SHOLTO JOHNSTONE DOUGLAS' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    94¼ x 58 in. (239.5 x 147.3 cm.)


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    The canvas is unlined. Under UV there is flaring to the neck of the urn where restoration has been carried out. There is a spot of retouching to the left of the sitter's head and to the upper left edge which each correspond to patches on the back of the canvas. There are two patches on the reverse to the lower right where restoration has been carried out but these do not flare. There is some paint shrinkage, notably to the lower left corner, towards the bottom right and around her hat. There is superficial surface dirt and the varnish is slightly discoloured. This work would benefit from a clean.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the sitters name should read Mrs Edward Asheton Critchley, and not as printed in the catalogue.