Harem Guard Orientalist Oil Painting from Forbes Magazine Collection
Our magnificent oil on canvas by Georges de Geetere (Belgian, 1859-1929) is entitled The Harem Guard. Stretcher measures 47 by 80 in (119 by 203 cm). Frame measures 56.5 by 89 in (143.5 by 226 cm). Signed and dated Grand PRIX 1885/DE GEETERE Georges François SALON d'AMIENS.
Provenance: Christie's, New York, The Forbes Magazine Collection of Orientalist Paintings, October 14, 1993, Lot 142, estimate $20,000-$30,000.
In good condition. Relined and retouched with some abrasions, scratches and paint losses, stretcher marks, surface grime and craquelure. Rear of the stretcher has two paper labels from the Christie's sale, including one with the lot number 142, sale number 7740 and date, 14 Oct 93, and the other with the Christie's logo and handwritten markings. Its beautiful ebonized frame features red and gold hand-painted geometric designs and is in good condition. There are abrasions, scratches, surface grime and chip losses.
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