Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989), New Orleans, by 1965; sale, London, Christie's, 28 October 1980, lot 86
The Viennese born dancer, Eva Maria Veigel, married the great British actor David Garrick in 1749. She sat for many of the most eminent artists of the period, including Reynolds and Liotard. In Reynold's portrait of her with her husband, painted in 1772-3, she is also depicting in pensive mood, with a hand raised to her brow.
There is a sliver of loss of ground on the right hand side. The artist used a lot of gum arabic in his paint and this has led to some flaking on the sound hole and around the artist's monogram. "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."