Chicago Art Galleries (by circa 1950) Sale: Sotheby's, Chicago, June 29, 1999, lot 2523, illustrated (as Child and Dog) Sale: Christie's, New York, April 8, 2008, lot 110, illustrated Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Lined. Overall the work presents well and the surface is fresh. Minor surface dirt and dust and some finely patterned scattered craquelure. Frame abrasion at the extreme edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There is a diagonal line of inpainting approximately 3 1/2 inches long in the background; a spot under the dog's tail; and a few additional isolated pinpoint dots and dashes. 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.