1881 - 1962
DESIGN FOR THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE (A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK)
Stamped with the artist's initials NG (lower right); inscribed extensively and dated 1935 (on the verso)
Pencil on paper
Unframed: 12⅜ x 9¼ in., 31.4 x 23.5 cm
Framed: 20 x 16¼ in., 50.8 x 41.3 cm
Executed in 1935.
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The sheet has discolored, notably to the edges, and the lower edge is uneven. There is creasing to the upper left quadrant and light handling marks throughout. There is a minor loss to the center of the upper edge. There is a layer of light surface dirt and evidence of foxing to the reverse. There are two adhesive tapes to the reverse of the upper edge. Mounted and held in a simple gold-painted frame. Unexamined out of frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."
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Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Galerie Bargera, Cologne
Galerie Liatowitsch, Basel
Galleria Milano, Milan
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, December 18, 1980, lot 24
Acquired at the above sale
Milan, Galleria Milano, Theatre: An Exhibition of 20th Century Theatrical Designs and Drawings, 1974-75, no. 119