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19th century oil on canvas painting after Cigniani, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. Unsigned. Housed in a giltwood frame with gilt mat having octagonal opening. Sight – 38" H x 38" W. Framed – 52" H x 52" W. Accompanied by a file of information on its restoration and research into the history conducted by the late owner. Painting was professionally conserved at Winterthur's Art Conservation Program in 1985 with full report enclosed. According to this documentation, the painting had been in Mrs. Green's family for four generations and was originally owned by Carl C. Giers. It passed to his son Otto, whose wife, Sarah "Sallie" Hunter, "being very much a Victorian Lady, did not feel the painting was proper to hang in her house, so she relegated it to an outside shed in the back of the house and this is where it sustained most of the damage that occurred over the years." When their daughter, Hunter Giers Hicks (Mrs. Edward Dickson Hicks IV) inherited it, she brought it out and hung it in the main house. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Back covered with restoration board, which we have not attempted to repair. Possible repaired 4 1/2" tear in background near woman's hair, and a couple of 1/8" flakes joined by scratch at lower edge. Blacklight shows 10" area of restoration extending from woman's forearm to bottom edge, 2" area of restoration between woman's breasts, and widespread infill of craquelure.