John Pettie The Vigil exhibited 1884

Artwork details

Artist
John Pettie 1839–1893
Title
The Vigil
Date Exhibited 1884
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1158 x 1703 x 33 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1884
Reference
N01582
Not on display

Technique and condition

The canvas has been painted using traditional techniques - impasto, glazing and scumbling. The oil medium may contain additives to impart extra transparency.

The present varnish is moderately discoloured and the restorations are visually adequate at present. The paint and ground layers are inherently unstable. The canvas is lined but the quality of the lining is poor.

Helen Brett
October 2000

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