Fine Paintings | 28 November 2017

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54δ

Attributed to Ardengo Soffici (Italian 1879-1964) - Italian landscape

Sold for £4200

Est: £3000–5000

Attributed to Ardengo Soffici (Italian 1879-1964)

Italian landscape

Oil on canvas
Signed and indistinctly dedicated 'Alla Signore (…) affettuosamente' lower left
37.5 x 45.5cm (14 3/4 x 18in.)
Provenance:
Collection of William Murdoch (1888-1942)
Thence by descent to the present owners
Please Note: The dedication on this work reads 'Alla Signora Meek'. Antonia Dorothea Meek was the thrid wife of William Murdoch. The couple married in 1925. She was previously married to Charles Meek who was a friend of Ardengo Soffici. The artist is known to have stayed with the Meek family in England when he visited and painted three paintings, one of which, 'Street scene' was dated 1923 and it may be assumed that the present work dates from the same visit.

The canvas has not been relined. There is a vertical scuff to the paint surface running through the landscape under the houses, centre left (visible in the illustration). There is a very small hole in the canvas to the left hand side (also visible in the illustration). There is a patch to the lower right corner verso corresponding to a repaired hole recto. Some light surface dirt. Ultraviolet light reveals some retouching to the aforementioned scuff and repaired hole.

Fine Paintings

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 10.00am

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