National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Lavie Children Johann Zoffany (artist)
British, 1733 - 1810
The Lavie Children, c. 1770
oil on canvas
overall: 102.5 x 127.6 cm (40 3/8 x 50 1/4 in.) framed: 125.7 x 151.1 x 7.6 cm (49 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 3 in.)
Paul Mellon Collection
1983.1.48
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From the Tour: British Conversation Pieces and Portraits of the 1700s
Object 6 of 6

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is loosely plain woven; it has been lined. The ground is cream colored; it is evenly applied and of moderate thickness. The painting is executed in fairly rich and moderately opaque layers with some impasto in the highlights. The entire paint surface is significantly abraded; there are traces of overpaint throughout: a thin layer of light-colored overpaint covers much of the sky. Discrete paint loss is minimal. The natural resin varnish has discolored to a moderate degree.

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