Descended in the Garben Family, Suffolk County, New York.
the stetcher inscribed as follows, my grandma Sarah Ames Young Gardner's cousin Susie Smith, signed Sarita Moore Garben / This is the Property of Carol and Louis Garben Jr.,... signed Sarita M. Garben.
Relined and restretched, with loses in the background, in her chin and bodice. In a modern frame and on modern stretchers. 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.