ALBERT BIERSTADT | UNTITLED (ALASKA)
1830 - 1902
signed ABierstadt (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on paperboard
14 ¼ by 19 ½ inches
(36.2 by 49.5 cm)
We thank Melissa Webster Speidel, President of the Bierstadt Foundation and Director of the Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné project, for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes, Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.
This work is painted on a piece of paperboard. The paint layer is clean and varnished. The only retouching is in the water in the lower right and a few other spots of retouching along the shoreline on the far left. The work should be hung as is.
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.
Dick Fox, Portland, Oregon, 1920s
Private collection, 1950s (by descent)
By descent to the present owner