HENRY OSSAWA TANNER
1859 - 1937
UNTITLED (A WATER CARRIER)
signed H.O. TANNER and inscribed indistinctly To Mademoiselle K*** Ma****/Paris 1898 (lower right); also titled and dated Cairo Feb 1897 (on the reverse)
oil on panel
10 by 8 inches
(25.4 by 20.3 cm)
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, email@example.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.
This work on panel is in very good state. It is clean and lightly varnished. Under ultraviolet light, there is one thin vertical line of restorations in the background to the left of the head, a few other tiny spots of retouching in the background to the right of the head, and a dozen pinprick dots in the head itself. The ink inscription fluoresces strongly but is period to the artist. The work should be hung as is.
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Private collection, Paris (gift from the above)
Private collection, United Kingdom
By descent to the present owner