This unique gum bichromate print, on Fabriano Paper, is in generally excellent condition.
In his gum bichromate prints, Breuer imbues multiple layers of the gum arabic with watercolor pigment and a sensitizer. He exposes the paper to ultraviolet light, develops it, and leave it to dry. The print is then physically reworked and again coated with emulsion. This process of layering and sanding is repeated over several days until he obtains patterns of stained and scarred surfaces. The abrasion and holes on the present print represent the desired effect of Breuer's working process. 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.