Betty Parsons Gallery, New York Collection of Harvey Kaplan, Chicago (acquired from the above in March 1960) Christie's, New York, 12 July 2005, Lot 21 Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York Private Collection, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges, which are lightly soiled, most notably hairline craquelure along the rounded edges. Under close inspection, stable hairline craquelure is visible throughout the white painted area, there is an area of radial craquelure approximately 6-inches in diameter in the lower left of the white painted area, there are scattered brown pinpoint accretions visible throughout and there are 2 yellow spot accretions along the upper right edge. The verso is lined with resin. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there are small areas that fluoresce darkly along the red edge and appear to have benefitted from retouching, and the aforementioned yellow spot accretions fluoresce faintly but do not appear to be the result of restoration. 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.