Lot 417
  • 417

Jean Metzinger

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Jean Metzinger
  • Paysage avec arbre et maisons
  • Signed Metzinger (lower left)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 36 1/8 by 25 5/8 in.
  • 92 by 65.2 cm

Provenance

Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris
Victor Servranckx, Brussels
Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
Carlton Harris (acquired in 1978)
Private Collection, France (and sold: Sotheby's, London, March 24, 1998, lot 68)
Guy Heytens, Belgium (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 28, 2000, lot 162)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Condition

Canvas is lightly lined. Some scattered craqueleure, primarily in the purples at upper right and in the black pigments. Some minor pigment shrinkage in the black pigments towards lower left. Colors are bright and the surface is nicely textured. Under UV light numerous pindots and thin strokes of retouching are visible in the pink pigment at the bottom of the composition. In addition there are two small retouches in the green pigment towards lower left, otherwise fine. This work is in overall 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.
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