Sale: Sotheby's, London, February 27, 1985, lot 165, illustrated Peter Johnson Ltd., London Private Collection (acquired from the above circa 1980 and sold, Sotheby's, London, June 2, 2010, lot 23, illustrated) Acquired at the above sale
This work is in original unlined condition. There is a small, barely perceptible dent in the sky at upper right. The surface is in good condition overall, aside from minor surface dirt and dots of discoloration on the road and on and underneath the bridge. Under UV: the varnish fluoresces green. There is an approximately 3 inch wide area of feathery, dashed retouches in the sky at upper left and a 1/2 inch line of retouching at upper right extending from the edge. Sparely applied fine dashes of retouching are visible in the architecture at upper center and on the road, with a concentrated area at lower right. 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.