Lot 589
  • 589

Mary Fedden, R.A.

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Mary Fedden, R.A.
  • Goodbye to Darius
  • pencil, watercolour and gouache
  • 24.5 by 34.5cm.; 9¾ by 13½in.

Literature

Susannah Amoore, with illustrations by Mary Fedden, Motley the Cat, Penguin, London, 1997, illustrated, unpaginated.

Condition

The sheet appears sound. Part of the lower edge is deckled, and the edges of the sheet are slightly unevenly cut in places, thought to be inkeeping with the artist's materials. The work appears to be in excellent overall condition, with strong and vivid colours throughout. The work is presented in a dark wooden frame, float mounted against a cream backing card and held behind glass. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Catalogue Note

'...pressed to the glass of the window, was that face, that unforgettable face. A face with great curves of wiry whiskers attached at the sides.' (Susannah Amoore, Motley the Cat, Penguin, London, 1997, unpaginated)
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