Property from the collection of Mr. Seymour Stein
AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
1886 - 1956
HEADLESS FIGURE STUDY
ink, ink wash and pencil on panel
14½ x 9 in.; 36.8 x 22.9 cm
Executed circa 1947.
We are grateful to Robert Ansell for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
The panel is sound. The panel has been laid down to a supporting piece of panel. There are thin and stable cracks and nicks to the panel throughout the composition, inherent to the texture of the wood. There is a very small loss to the wood in the lower left corner and a pindot loss to the pigment in the center of the left edge. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent. This work is in overall very good condition.
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.