Lot 51
  • 51

Alfred Wallis

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Alfred Wallis
  • Fishing Boat with a Grey Sail
  • titled and inscribed by Winifred Nicholson on a label attached to the backboard
  • pencil and oil on card, irregular
  • 16.5 by 19cm.; 6½ by 7½in.

Provenance

Winifred Nicholson
Galerie Fur Naive Kunst, Munich

Condition

The card is sound and is characteristically uneven and scuffed at the edges with an old horizontal crease across the centre as is visible in the catalogue illustration. There are some minor handling marks and spots of staining otherwise in good overall condition. Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching. Held in a simple wood frame under glass; unexamined out of frame. The colours are stronger than the illustration suggests.
"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."