- Valentijn Klotz
- View of Erress
- Pen and gray ink and wash;
bears numbering in brown ink, lower right: 9
sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 9-10 May 1930, lot 513 (as Esaias van de Velde);
with Galerie Claude Aubry, Paris, Dessins des Ecoles du Nord, 1974, no. 38 (as Flemish School, 17th century, with a note that an attribution had been proposed to Jan Jansz. den Uyl)
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.
Klotz was a very accomplished landscape draughtsman with a distinctive, charming style, whose works do not perhaps enjoy the reputation that they should. In particular, his more freely executed landscape sketches, such as this example or the recently sold View of a Watermill near Maastricht,1are of excellent quality.
1. Sold London, Sotheby's, 6 July 2010, lot 150