Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 November 1998, lot 193, where acquired by the present owners
Although the specific prototype by Egbert van Drielst (1745-1818) on which this drawing is based is not known, the composition is typical of that artist's watercolors made in the province of Drenthe, and specifically in the region of the village of Eext. For further information on Uppink, see J. Knoef, in Oud Holland 53 (1936).
Hinge mounted in two places along the upper edge to a modern decorative mount. The sheet has discolored somewhat and there are some old repairs to the upper right quarter, the right half of the upper edge and the upper left corner. There are some small nicks to the extremities. The watercolor remains in relatively good condition throughout with the image strong. Sold unframed. 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.