Sale: Dorotheum, Vienna, November 29, 2001, lot 1, illustrated Sale: im Kinsky, Vienna, April 19, 2005, lot 28, illustrated Sale: Sotheby's, New York, October 25, 2005, lot 222, illustrated Acquired at the above sale
Oil on stable panel. Under UV: the varnish fluoresces green unevenly. A few pinpoint dots, finely applied dashes and small areas of retouching can be found scattered on the wall panels, mirror and carpet, with single pinpoint dots over the artist's surname and the lower right of the seated lady's skirt. A few of the stripes on the back of the gentleman's coat and his proper right sleeve also fluoresce. 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.