Sale, Sotheby's London, 8th March 1978, lot 146 Sale, Sotheby's London, 29th June 1988, lot 405 Mrs Paul Mellon Her sale, Sotheby's New York, Property from the Collection of Mrs Paul Mellon, 21st November 2014, lot 415 Goodman Fine Art, London, where acquired by the present owner
We are grateful to Dr Lee Beard for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
Unexamined out of frame. The sheet appears to be adhered to a supportive mount in a number of places around the edges. The sheet undulates very slightly in places. There appears to be an old crease in the upper right corner. There is some rubbing to the extreme lower right corner. There are some minor accretions to the surface, in particular two small spots in the rightmost grey pigment. There are a very small number of possible flecks of loss, in the green and red pigments in the centre of the work. There are a small number of light scuffs to the surface, scattered throughout. There is some light surface dirt throughout. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is held within an aluminium frame and behind glass, in turn floated within a linen slip and a painted wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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."