Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 9 May 2001, lot 141 (as Peter Caulitz); There acquired by Baron Wouter J.P. Sijlmans von Eldik (with pendant, lot 140); His sale, Charlottesville, Virgina, Bonhams, 9 May 2015, lot 42 (with pendant, both as Peter Caulitz).
Oil on canvas. Strip lined or with a very old lining. There are 9 patches on the reverse and 4 pieces of canvas have been stitched together to create this large scale canvas. These seams are visible on the front of the work, especially that at upper right and the vertical seam extending at the left side. The surface is covered by a textured web of craquelure; scattered stable losses associated to this craquelure are visible throughout the work, especially at center. White abrasions, or turned varnish, visible at lower right corner and in the fowl at lower center. The surface likely dirty, and covered in a dirty varnish. Under UV light, the majority of the work is covered by a green fluorescing varnish. Scattered areas of florescence are visible throughout. There is also strengthening to the shadows. 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.