AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
PAIR OF FOLK PORTRAITS OF HUSBAND AND WIFE
pastel on paper
Each 19 by 13 in.
The wife: Light surface dirt to sitter's proper left arm. Slight buckling of the paper. Very faint watermark, proper right side near curtain. The husband: Evidence of some exposure to moisture and slight buckling of the paper. The upper portion of the background and man's hair and forehead with slight loss. A secured tear running from the man's chin to lower proper left cheek. Slight loss to the man's cravat. With several secured tears. There is a small one-inch tear near the bottom edge near the man's proper right button. There is a secured repair to the man's proper left lapel. Near the upper section there is a slight crease running through the mortar and pestle. Repaired tear across the forehead. Sotheby's recommends viewing the works 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.