Woman in Moonlight on a Ship's Deck. Signed "R.L. Lambdin" l.l. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 25 in., framed. Condition: Patch reinforcement, minor old retouch, craquelure, surface grime. Estimate $300-500
Stable craquelure overall, stretcher bar marks, minor paint loss at left center edge. and u.r. corner. The patch is very fine and appears to have been used to stabilize a small horizontal crack in the paint surface (or perhaps a small tear) in the upper right quadrant on the front. The crack is about 1/2 inch across, and it is located 5 inches down from the top and 5-1/2 inches in from the right edge, in the sky, four inches above the head of the figure. Some minor canvas deformation, painting would likely benefit from cleaning and restretching.
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