GEORGES HANNA SABBAGH
1877 - 1951
PORTRAIT DE FEMME ORIENTAL (PORTRAIT OF AN ORIENTAL WOMAN)
signed and dated G. H. Sabbagh 1929
oil on paper laid on panel
52.5 by 40.5cm.; 20½ by 15⅞in.
This work is in good condition. There are pin holes visible on top left and top right corners, when viewed closely. There is minor surface undulation on top left corner, due to past mounting. The work would benefit from a light clean. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is fairly accurate; however, the overall tonality is less green-yellow in the original work and there is more texture with the blues, yellows, reds coming through stronger in person.
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.
Private Collection, Paris
Private Collection, Beirut (acquired from the above by the present owner in 2018)