JOHN FREDERICK PETO
1854 - 1907
FORGOTTEN FRIENDS: CANDLESTICK AND BOOKS ON TABLE
signed J.F. Peto (lower right) and bears inscription (on the reverse prior to lining)
oil on canvas
16 by 10 inches
(40.6 by 25.4 cm)
The canvas is lined with wax and there is fine surface cracking throughout. There are metal spacers affixed to all four tacking edges. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion, a thin vertical line in the pages of the book near center right edge and a thin vertical line in the green background ant lower right. There are a few other scattered spots.
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.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1970s