Private collection, United Kingdom (sale: Sotheby's, London, 16 November 2004, lot 160) Private collection, United Kingdom (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's London, 24 November 2009, lot 83) Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
The panel has been cradled.There is a circa 10cm vertical split in the centre of the upper framing edge, visible on the front. The panel otherwise appears to be stable.
There are signs of frame rubbing, with some minor, associated spots of paint loss along the lower framing edge and in the lower part of the right framing edge. There are some small spots of paint flaking in the background in the upper left quadrant, as visible in the catalogue illustration. With the exception of one small spot of cosmetic retouching in the lower part of the right framing edge, possibly addressing frame rubbing, there is no other visible sign of restoration.
This work is in overall good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate. "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."