WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN | MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR
WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN | MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR
WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN | MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR
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Property from the Collection of Mr. Seymour Stein

WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN | MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Mr. Seymour Stein

WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN | MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

WILLIAM EDWARD FRANK BRITTEN

British

1848 - 1916

MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME: A PAIR 


both, signed W.E.F. Britten (lower left); monogrammed and dated 1880 (on the reverse) 

both, oil on canvas 

each, 18¼ by 6¾ in.

46.4 by 17.1 cm

Condition Report

Melodrama:

Original unlined condition, with minor bumping and pulling of canvas near the lower edge. There is minor surface dirt and dust and a horizontal stretcher bar mark across the upper third of the composition. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. The signature has been partially cleaned and possibly strengthened.


Pantomime:

Original unlined condition. There is minor surface dirt and dust and scattered craquelure visible in the figure’s purple stola. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Henry Hill, Esq., Brighton (and sold, his estate, Christie's, London, February 20, 1892, lot 138) 

Acquired in 1991 

19th Century European Art
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