ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE | PSYCHE
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
1824 - 1887
bronze, green brown patina, on a gilt bronze base
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor nicks and scratches, including to the proper left knee and proper right forearm. There are minor residues, including above the proper right knee and to the proper left shin. The bronze is cast in sections and a few stable original joints are slightly visible, including at the proper right shoulder and the drapery around the proper left arm.
There is some tarnishing and dark spotting to the gilt base. There are areas of scratching to the base at the back.
"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."