Property of a Lady
ROBERT SPEAR DUNNING
1829 - 1905
STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT
signed R.S. Dunning and possibly inscribed by another hand 1904 (lower right)
oil on canvas
10 by 12 ½ inches
(25.4 by 31.8 cm)
The canvas is lined and the edges are covered with tape. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion, a thin line in background at upper left and an area in the grapes.
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.
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Allison Gallery, New York
Babcock Galleries, New York
Widing & Peck Fine Art, New York
D. Sole & Son, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999