1821 - 1911
LE QUAI DES ESCLAVONS ET LE PONT DE LA PAILLE
signed Ziem (lower left)
oil on canvas
21¼ by 33½ in.
54 by 85 cm
The Association Félix Ziem, represented by Mathias Ary Jan, David Pluskwa and Gérard Fabre, has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Lined. The surface presents well and appears bright. There is a thin vertical repair approximately two inches long that is faintly visible to the naked eye (and fluoresces under UV) in the sky at upper center. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There is a small brushy area of retouching to the left of the distant spire; old dashes of retouching in the sky above the two columns and on the façade of the Doge's Palace; and a very few isolated finely applied dots of retouching in the sky and at lower right. Brushy inpainting to address prior frame abrasion is visible at the left, upper and right edges.
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.
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 17, 1913, lot 93, illustrated (as Le Retour du "Bucentaure")
Anne Burdin-Hellebranth, Félix Ziem, 1821-1911, n.p., 1998, vol. I, p. 150, no. 365, illustrated