Lot 163
  • 163

Rudolph von Alt

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Rudolph von Alt
  • Friesach, in Carinthia
  • Watercolour and gouache;
    signed, lower left: R. Alt; dated, lower right: Friesach Sept 888
  • 387 by 500 mm (sheet); 385 by 475 mm (image)

Provenance

Moritz Edler von Kuffner; thence by descent

Condition

The sheet is not fully laid down, and instead the upper, lower and left edges have been backed on the reverse, and the sheet is hinged to the mount at two points on the upper edge. There is a mat mark parallel to the edges of the sheet (covered by the mat and not visible framed). The sheet is sunned, and as visible in the catalogue illustration there are scattered spots of discolouration notably in the sky, and a thin vertical abrasion circa 7cm above the fountain which may be inherent to the work. Presented in a narrow gilt frame, the edges of sheet covered.
"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.
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