Oil on panel Barbizon landscape painting, depicting a solitary figure seated at the edge of a pond in a forest clearing, surrounded by trees, with partly cloudy sky visible overhead. Signed illegibly lower left, dated '69 and titled "Lisiere de Foret" (Edge of the Forest). Also titled en verso, with additional inscription "L Vaug–" in pen and an illegible inscription in pencil. Paper label with illegible writing also en verso. Molded giltwood frame with linen rabbet edge. Sight – 16 3/4" H x 18 7/8" W. Framed – 25" H x 27" W. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Painting is on canvas, laid down on a wood panel. UV light reveals two areas of inpaint in trees, upper left quadrant, including a 4" linear area and a 3" circular area. Some fluorescence lower left corner affecting signature area (not title). Other smaller areas of scattered inpaint throughout and a 1" line along right edge. 3/4" scratch in sky area. Scattered miniscule flakes (largest 1/8" in trees, center). Frame with wear, small losses, and abrasions.
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