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Spectacular and Rare Pair of Watercolor Paintings Representing a Skeleton

$10,343.38per set

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A spectacular and rare pair of watercolor on cardboard paintings representing a human skeleton from the front and from the back, surrounded by a red painted band. Monogrammed: A.B., late 19th century. Possibly due to their former use in a didactic medical school context or as an academic exercise, one cardboard has flecks in the upper half, cracks in the middle and on the lower half, while the other is in a generally better condition with some wear on the surface. Today they are protected behind glass in a pair of elegant regency cherrywood frames with applied gilt metal mounts in the Greek revival style. The frames' corners are slightly tapered by wear and restored in one place; the gilt metal is also slightly worn by oxidation in some areas; four rosaces have been replaced by castings. Dimensions: Each 114 x 85 x 3 cm with, 77 x 40 without the frame.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 114 in. (289.56 cm)Width: 85 in. (215.9 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Greek Revival (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1860-1900
  • Condition
    The frames' corners are slightly tapered by wear and restored in one place; the gilt metal is also slightly worn by oxidation in some areas; four rosaces have been replaced by castings.
  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU95048850103

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Antwerp, Belgium
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