Sophie Guerin Gasc et al., Les Saisons de Dom Robert, Tapisseries, Paris, 2018, pp. 94-98
Please note that this tapestry is most likely the first one woven by Tabard in January 1942. We would like to thank Mrs Sophie Guérin Gasc, director of the Dom Robert Association, for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.
Good overall condition.
The wool presents with some discolouration throughout, visible in the catalogue illustration. There are instances of fraying, some pulled threads and a few minute losses of wool scattered, all consistent with age and use. There are some creases on the tapestry, including a larger one on the middle (visible in the catalogue illustration) and along the lower edge (visible in the catalogue illustration), inherent to the hanging. The back of the tapestry presents with a lining that has not been removed for condition checking, preventing us from detecting previous restorations. "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."