M. Newman Ltd., London (according to a label on the reverse) Probably, sale: Bonhams, London, February 6, 1975 Sale: Bonhams, London, April 29, 2003, lot 33A, illustrated Sale: Gros & Delettrez, Paris, June 13, 2005, lot 355, illustrated Acquired at the above sale
Oil on stable panel. The work presents well overall and the colors remain vibrant. Frame abrasion scattered along the extreme edges with associated loss at the upper left edge visible in current framing. Under UV: heavy varnish fluoresces green. There is a dot of retouching to the left of the standing man's forehead. A few very faint horizontal and diagonal lines of fluorescence are visible on the inside walls of the altar, across the Bodhisattva's face and chest, along the outer left side of the shrine, and to the left of standing man's face. 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.