1830 - 1902
signed ABierstadt (lower left)
oil on paper laid down on card
13 ½ by 18 ½ inches
(34.3 by 47 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.
There is minor frame abrasion at edges and the surface of the work appears to be slightly dirty. There is a 2 inch horizontal repaired tear extending from lower left edge and 2 one inch vertical repaired tears extending from bottom edge at center. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion and there is a spot in the whit water near lower left edge.
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.
Estate of Dr. Simon Stone
Wildenstein & Co., New York
First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1969 (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above