LEVI WELLS PRENTICE
1851 - 1935
STILL LIFE OF APPLES IN A HAT
signed L.W. Prentice. and dated 1891 (center right); also signed again (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
16 by 13 inches
(40.6 by 33 cm)
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There is scattered fine surface cracking and there are a few specks of loss in the tree trunk above the brim of the hat. There is a small reinforcement on the back of the canvas, which does not appear to correspond to any inpainting. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish and there are a few scattered pindots of possible inpainting.
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.
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 1970