Property from a Private Collection
Signed Portocarrero and dated 73 (lower right)
Casein on board
28 by 22 in. (71 by 56 cm)
Painted in 1973.
We wish to thank Dr. Ramón Vázquez of the Fundación Arte Cubano for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work.
This work is included in the archives of the Fundación Arte Cubano under registration number POR-243, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Ramón Vázquez and dated 02 de noviembre de 2016, Madrid.
This work is in good condition overall. The media layer is stable. At each of the extreme corners of the board, minor fine bands of media loss measuring 3 inches or less are present. Under raking light inspection, two surface spot accretions become apparent in the lower right quadrant, in the black field to the right of the figure.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.