Lot 80
  • 80

GERARD SEKOTO | Village Scene

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Gerard Sekoto
  • Village Scene
  • signed (lower right)
  • oil on board
  • 21.6 by 27.3cm., 8½ by 10¾in.
  • Painted c. 1963

Provenance

Private Collection, North America

Condition

Please note that the work is stretched and framed and the canvas is unlined. Upon close inspection there appears to be some very minor warping of the canvas. There is some very minor cracking, only visible upon close inspection, to some of the dark brown details of the work, particularly to the tree and to the skirt of the central figure and the left arm of the left hand figure. There also appears to be a very minor scratch visible to the dark brown pigment within the upper right hand quadrant of the work. Upon close inspection, there is some minor surface loss to the upper right hand side of the framing edge where the canvas meets the frame. Overall, the work appears to be in good condition. Inpection under UV light shows no sign of restoration or repair. Please note that this work has not been examined outside of its frame.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."