Collection of Swiss industrialist and celebrated textile collector Werner Abegg (1903-84), most probably inherited from his father Carl Abegg-Stockar (1860-1943), and thence by family descent to the present owner.
As shown. The shoulders are weathered. There is a restored piece-off to the top of the left thigh with an associated crack extending to the back. There is also a crack to the right hip and a small area of crackles to the right shoulder. "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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."