An intriguing watercolor which combines Pennsylvania German Scherenschnitte and hollow cut silhouette portraits mounted over black silk. Esther Schwartz suggested that the marine picture at the bottom of the watercolor depicts Castle Garden, New York, and that the four silhouettes were done by the Peale family.
Appears to retain original frame and glass. With breaks and discoloration. The leftmost figure appears to be silk instead of paper. 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.