Calvert Vaux, New York (acquired directly from the artist, his brother-in-law) By descent to Julia Vaux Donaldson Barnett (great-granddaughter of the above) By descent in the family of the above to the present owner
(Both works are in their original frames and in both cases, appears that artist laid down canvas to board) Both are in good condition, generally; a few scattered, small losses in lower half of both pictures (show clearly in illustrations--are white) UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: no apparent inpainting
the larger of the two paintings shows the figure resting atop a cliff (at left); the smaller picture is insribed with date 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.