Lot 5
  • 5

David Martin

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • David Martin
  • Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, standing in a landscape, wearing a pink dress with white lace┬ásleeves and an embroidered waistband
  • oil on canvas

Condition

The canvas has been relined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is only slightly discoloured and uneven. The impasto paintwork is very well-preserved. There appears to have been more than one campaign of restoration, with more recent areas found throughout the background and in some strengthening to the folds of the lady's dress, while an older campaign is found in the sitter's face, chest and arms. In overall fair condition. Offered in a later painted carved and stucco frame 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. 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."