ALEXEY TRANKOVSKY (RUSSIAN 1847-1904)Oriental Beauty oil on canvas 73 x 51.5 cm (28 3/4 x 20 1/4 in.) signed lower left PROVENANCESotheby's, New York, April 23, 2004, lot 177Acquired at the above by the present owner CONDITIONObserved in frame, the work is in overall good condition. Surface dust throughout. Scuff to the lower right register, in the skirt. Some warping apparent at the upper right. Has been overcleaned. Inspection under UV light reveals scattered retouching to less than 5% of the overall surface, most importantly to the bridge of the nose, breasts, forearms, and a horizontal line emerging below the necklace to the right edge. N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.