Property of a Lady
1826 - 1899
STILL LIFE WITH SUMMER FRUIT
signed Geo. Hetzel. and dated 1879 (lower left)
oil on canvas
19 ¾ by 30 inches
(50.2 by 76.2 cm)
The canvas is wax-lined and the edges are covered with tape. There is surface cracking throughout and the work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: There is inpainting to address frame abrasion and scattered pindots throughout the fruit. There is a four-inch vertical line above peach at left and a quarter sized spot in tablecloth at far right.
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.
Kenneth Lux Galleries, New York
Adelson Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner, 1995