Lot 366
  • 366

Henri Martin

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Henri Martin
  • Lever de lune derri√®re l'√©glise de La bastide-du-vert
  • Signed twice Henri Martin (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 33 1/2 by 20 1/2 in.
  • 85 by 52 cm

Provenance

Private Collection, France (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 2005, lot 176)
Acquired at the above sale

Condition

The canvas is unlined. The colors appear bright and fresh. Impasto is well preserved. Some areas of stable cracking exist, including in the blue of the sky at upper-right and water at lower left and right. Frame abrasion has occurred to extreme outer edges of composition and paint loss has occurred along extreme right edge. Under UV light: a few strokes and small spots with inpainting are visible to each of the edges likely to address prior frame abrasion. A few nail-head-sized spots of inpainting are visible within the sky at upper-left as well as a two-inch vertical stroke of possible inpainting to left edge of tree at center. The work is in good condition.
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.