Country Retreat, oil on canvas, signed I. Cafieri. c1970. SOLD 18.11.2014.
Oil on canvas, signed I. Cafieri. Dimensions : Frame : 690mm x 378mm x 38mm. Image : 595mm x 290mm. Weight : 1.150kg net. Condition : Very good.
COUNTRY RETREAT, OIL ON CANVAS BY I. CAFIERI.
THIS TRADITIONAL STYLE OIL PAINTING PRESENTS A VIBRANT, COLOURFUL COUNTRY SCENE WHICH WILL GRACE ANY DECOR. AN ATTRACTIVE IMPASTO WORK IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
THE OUTER DIMENSIONS OF THE GILT WOODEN FRAME ARE 690MM X 378MM (27" x 15") x 38mm AND THE DIMENSIONS OF THE VISIBLE PAINTING ARE 595MM X 290MM (23.5" x 11.5"). Weight : 1.150kg net.
The painting is signed "I. CAFIERI" in orange oil paint in the lower rh corner.
The gilt wooden frame is in good sound condition. There are light scratches to the surface of the gilding especially on the rh vertical side but this is not particularly noticeable.
The back of the frame is clean. On the top horizontal of the stretcher is written 12 x 24 and 18-. The stretcher is secured to the frame with 8 staples. There are 4 felt buffers attached to the corners of the stretcher.
The canvas is quite taut and stapled to the stretcher. There is an ink stamp on the canvas stating "This is an original work of art" 53592 with faded print beneath. At the side is "LMO" in pencil. A circular ink stamp is beneath but cannot be read due fading. 6/83 is written beneath in pen.
Hanging wire is attached to upper quarter of frame.
Condition : Very good. No damage to the frame. Tight mitres. No damage to the canvas and no cracking to the thick oil medium. Lightly varnished. Well maintained.
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