Property from the Private Collection of Dr. Jihad Issa
1892 - 1982
signed R. Ayad and titled twice
oil on board
57 by 42 cm.; 22½ by 16½in.
Executed in the late 1920s.
This work is in very good condition. The work would benefit from a light clean. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration is accurate; although the overall tonality tends towards darker and richer colours in the original work.
"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.
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Collection of Gardenia Café (later known as Atlas Library), Damascus, late 1950s
Private Collection, Dubai (acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1980s)