Property of an Important Private Collector
1849 - 1884
signed Pantazis lower left
oil on canvas
70 by 50cm., 27½ by 19¾in.
The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher, possibly the original.
There is a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout, somewhat raised and more pronounced in certain areas.
Inspection under ultra-violet light does not reveal any visible sign of restoration.
This work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative 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.