SIR ALFRED GILBERT R.A.
OFFERING TO HYMEN
bronze, on an ebonised wood base
34.5cm., 13⅝in. overall
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 to the surface, including to the proper right thigh. There is a very small hole to the bronze to the bottom edge at the front. The bronze is slightly loose on the wood base and rotates slightly. There is general wear to the paint of the wood base, and there are a few minor losses to the paint in areas.
"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."
R. Dorment, Alfred Gilbert: Sculptor and Goldsmith, exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1986, pp. 51, 114, no. 19