1860 - 1945
signed V Irolli (lower left)
oil on canvas
25¼ by 25¼ in.
64.1 by 64.1 cm
Original unlined condition. The work presents well and the impasto remains fresh. There are a few scattered areas of faint, finely patterned craquelure; a dot of loss in sky at upper center with some associated minor lifting; and frame abrasion scattered along the left and upper edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. There are finely applied dots of inpainting arranged horizontally at lower center across the girl's foot and in the sky at upper center. There are a few small, finely applied retouches at lower right, on the flower pots on the ledge at upper center and in the sky at upper right.
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.
Vicente Loveratto, Italy (according to an inscription on the reverse)
Sale: Sotheby's, London, March 25, 1999, lot 56, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner