Property of a Distinguished Collector
The Sculptor Alphonse van Beurden in his Studio
signed Evert. Pieters. lower left
oil on panel
73 by 92cm., 28¾ by 36in.
The panel is flat, even, and ensuring a stable support.
The paint surface is clean.
With the exception of some isolated, small spots of cosmetic retouching, including a small area in the centre of the upper framing edge, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a gilt frame with a nameplate.
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.
Private collection, France (sale: Sotheby's, London, 12 June 1996, lot 157 (erroneously catalogued as 'oil on canvas'))
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
The Belgian sculptor Alphonse van Beurden (1854-1938) and Pieters were both associated with the Antwerp-based art group Als Ik Kan. See Evert Pieters, 1856-1932: Zee en zand en zonnige momenten, exh. cat., Katwijk, 2006, p. 3 for another work by the painter depicting van Beurden in his studio.