Property from the Najd Collection
signed and dated GAureli / Rome 1891 lower left
watercolour over pencil on paper
61 by 99cm., 24 by 39in.
Watercolour over pencil on paper. The artist's sheet has been fully laid onto a sheet a cardboard thus preventing inspection of the back. The far upper right corner is somewhat lifting.
The board is flat and even.
There is some light staining along the lower framing edge. Areas of varnish, which appears to have been applied selectively, has somewhat discoloured in time, notably in the foliage in the lower right corner and in the chaise long. Some rubbing is also visible along the upper edge.
Overall, the paint surface is stable and this work is ready to hang.
Presented glazed, in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate.
"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."
Mathaf Gallery, London
Purchased from the above
Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, p. 11, cited, p. 12b, catalogued & illustrated