ATTR. JOHN FERNELEY (ENGLISH, 1782-60), OIL ON CANVAS, H 24", L 20", SEATED COUPLE
Well accomplished oil circa 1840. Gilt wood and plaster frame. Provenance: Lewis & Lloyd, London. From a prominent estate, Indian Mound, Bloomfield Hills.
As viewed under UV light in the unopened frame: c. 25% to 30% spotty overpainting including in, but not limited to, the figures and their faces; modern lining; overall craquelure/cracking of the paint with some instability;; period frame with losses and loss of patina. rf, 11-15-2019