Annie W. Franchot, Olean, New York, 1928 By descent to the present owner
Annie W. Franchot, Bob, King of the Fortunate Isle, New York, 1928, frontispiece illustration Edward D. Nudelman, Jessie Willcox Smith: A Bibliography, Gretna, Louisiana, 1989, no. A69, p. 101, illustrated
This work is accompanied by a first edition of Anne W. Franchot's Bob, King of the Fortunate Isle.
The board is slightly bowed, there are scattered surface accretions and the work appears to be slightly dirty. There are traces of possible water damage along the upper and lower edges including signature. There is a 12 inch vertical scratch with associated loss near the left edge and a few other scattered losses. Under UV: there is no apparent inpainting. 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.