Private Collection, London (acquired directly from the artist) Christie's, London, 17 October 2009, Lot 199 Private Collection (acquired from the above sale) Christie's, London, 12 February 2015, Lot 272 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
This work is in very good condition overall. The surface texture irregularities are consistent with the artist's choice of medium and working method. Under close inspection, there are a few areas of minor wear and handling, particularly along the corners and turning edges. There are a few very minor losses to the wood, possibly from the time of execution. Unframed. 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.