Solsbro Court Gallery, Torquay, England (according to a label on the reverse) Sale: Sotheby's, Billingshurst, May 23, 2001, lot 1407, illustrated Sale: Rabourdin & Choppin de Janvry, Paris, November 19, 2001, lot 111, illustrated Acquired at the above sale
Oil on stable panel. The work is bright and fresh. There is a vertical scratch at lower right and frame abrasion scattered at the extreme edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly, and in a streaky manner in the lower right quadrant. Part of the signature fluoresces green. An approximately six inch vertical, curved line of inpainting extends down from the figure's midsection. There is fine reinforcement visible on the tiles and frieze on the left banister. There are a few fine retouches and reinforcements to the figure and two small retouches in the background at upper left. 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.