Property from a German Private Collection
signed, inscribed and dated T. Blau Aug. 1901 lower right
oil on canvas
61 by 73cm., 24 by 28¾in.
The canvas has been lined. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals a thick layer of residual varnish which makes the surface difficult to read. However, there appears to be an old area of restoration in the mountains towards the centre of the right framing edge, also visible to the naked eye, and some retouching is also visible in the lower right corner. Overall, this work is in good condition and 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.