Shepherd Antiques (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, June 21, 1979, lot 221, illustrated) Alexander Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale) Private collection, Washington, D.C. Gift to the present owner from the above
This work is in very good condition. The canvas is strip-lined. There are a few areas of paint separation in the sky. Under UV: there is inpainting to frame abrasion at the edges. There is one spot of inpainting in the water at lower left and some other minor touchups in the sky. 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.