Winford F. Bellows, Southampton, New York By descent (sold: Christie's, New York, December 4, 1997, lot 18) Private collection (acquired at the above sale; sold: Christie's, New York, November 30, 2006, lot 79) Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
The canvas is lined. There is surface cracking throughout but most apparent in the sky and water. Under UV: there is inpainting to frame abrasion at the upper edge, inpainting to cracking in the sky and water and a few scattered pindots in the sky. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.