DuMouchelles
Live Auction

The July 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Jul 28, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1039

German Oil On Canvas, Ca. Late 18th C., Portrait Of An Officer With Pour Le Merite Badge, H 31.5" W 25"

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Unsigned half-length portrait of an officer in a blue uniform with silver braiding. Likely a Prussian officer. Prominent facial scar to the mouth with a feathered hat to his right. Wearing a badge of the Order Pour Le Merite. Notation on verso reads in French "Painted by C.F. Wesfel 1775". Having a giltwood and gesso frame, 40" x 30.5". Partial German transport labels on the stretcher.

Condition

Canvas relined. Burlap backing. Professional restoration with scattered overpainting including the left eye, to the right of the nose and areas of the uniform. Remnants of varnish fluoresce under UV light. Overall very good condition with some restoration work. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

All Shipping is arranged and costs paid by purchaser

-Shipment of Purchased Lots: DuMouchelles is not responsible for the shipment of items. All shipping and related costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. If you are the successful bidder and require an item(s) to be shipped, DuMouchelles can provide you with a list of shipping and moving companies that have no affiliation with our gallery. If hiring a company other than one of those listed below, please advise them that the gallery is not open on Monday.

-Packing/Shipment Quotes: Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact their shippers for packing and transport quotes prior to bidding, and should be aware that these costs may include fees for pick-up, materials, packing, insurance and transport.

Please find a list of shippers with whom customers have had positive experiences with in the past on our website at https://dumoart.com/shippers