VICTOR MARAIS-MILTON (FRENCH, 1872-68), OIL ON BEVELED PANEL, H 18", W 15", SEATED CARDINAL
An oil on beveled panel by Victor Marais-Milton. Depicting a seated cardinal smoking a pipe. Artist's signature to the lower right. Painted on beveled panel appropriate to period. Frame measures H 25.75" x L 22.75".
Having a heavy craquelure surface with evidence of overpaint (notable to left side edge,). Evidence of restoration of minor overpaint highlighted on sitter's feet and carpet design under chair. For high-resolution images, please visit www.dumoart.com as partner websites do not allow us to upload high-resolution images. It is our opinion that a decorator in the 1950's applied a coating over the original gold leaf frame and the applicator was sloppy going over left edge. Restoration under sitter's chair was a professional attempt to impaint and overpaint craqueleur.