Christopher Wood Gallery, London, 1982; Private collection
London, Royal Watercolour Society, 1903, no.175; London, Christopher Wood Gallery, Realism and Romance - Pre-Raphaelite and High Victorian Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture, 1982, no.30
'Cool and deep Where the winds are all asleep Where the spent lights quiver and gleam Where the salt weed sways in the stream.' Poem by Arthur Hopkins, 1903
The paper is flat with no sign of cockling and appears to be providing a stable structural support. The picture is in excellent original condition and ready to be hung.
The watercolour is contained in an attractive gilt moulded frame (reproduced in the catalogue). "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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."