Property from the Private Collection of Dr. Jihad Issa
signed and dated Seif '57
oil on celotex
59 by 72cm.; 23¼ by 28⅜in.
This work is in good condition. There are 2 light cross scratches in the centre, one with a small spot of ensuing paint loss. There is another very small spot of paint loss on the white bird, on the bottom left. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
The catalogue illustration very accurate.
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.
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)