John Thomas Serres

1759-1825, British

The Bay of Naples, 1824

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated along the piece of wood beside the rowboat, lower right
28" H x 42" W

  • Notes: Needs conservation, take to Bida for estimate
  • Condition: Visual: Good condition. Craquelure scattered throughout, with attendant underlying grime. Slight varnish discoloration. An approximately 2" H x 1.5" W repair in the sky near the left edge, visible mostly in raking light, with attendant patch verso. A pea-sized reverse pressure mark and a pea-sized repair, both near the upper left corner and visible mostly in raking light. A rice-sized paint loss in the rigging of the British ship at right. An unobtrusive 6" line of instability in the center with adhesive reinforcement verso.

    Blacklight: Scattered small touch-ups, mostly pea-sized or smaller, and primarily in the sky. Slightly larger, narrow areas of touch-up concentrated mostly along the upper half of the extreme left edge and the lower half of the extreme right edge. Touch-up to and extending slightly beyond the perimeter of the repaired area in the sky already mentioned. A 1" x 0.25" touched-up repair in the rigging of the Danish ship at the far left, with attendant patch verso. Difficult to read under varnish.

    Frame: 33" H x 48" W x 2" D

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