Property from a Collection of American Illustration
WILLIAM HENRY DETHLEF KOERNER
1878 - 1938
BANDIDOS ON THE RUN
signed with initials WHDK (lower center)
oil on board
26 ¾ by 39 ¼ inches
(67.9 by 99.7 cm)
Painted circa 1935.
There is frame abrasion at edges and some scattered accretions in the white background. Under UV: although some pigments fluoresce they appear to be the artist's original work.
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.
Ruth Koerner Oliver (the artist's daughter)
S. Hallock du Pont, Jr., Florida, 1974 (acquired by from the above)
By descent to the present owner
Wallace Smith, "Señor Henpeck," The Saturday Evening Post, October 12, 1935, illustrated pp. 14-15