Although there are some echoes of the style of Dutch artists such as Jan van de Velde, the type of subject and the format are closer to the works of Jacques Callot. The drawing is indented for transfer to the engraver's plate, but no corresponding print has yet been identified.
Laid down on a card backing, which has in turn been window mounted on a modern mount. There is some minor surface dirt to the sheet and some minor abrasions to the extremities. Otherwise in good condition throughout, with the medium fresh and vibrant. 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.