1843 - 1917
signed with the artists monogram and dated 1914 (lower right)
oil on canvas
32½ by 27⅛ in.; 82.5 by 69 cm
Original unlined condition. The colors remain vibrant and the impasto fresh. There are some scattered small accretions on and around the figure and pigment separation on the green leaves at center. Small scattered losses to the impasto are visible mainly in the flowers and foliage, and there are some additional isolated pin point losses in the background. Under UV: there are some scattered small areas of finely applied inpainting to address the aforementioned losses to the impasto, predominantly at upper center and upper right.
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
Private collection, United States (by descent and sold: Sotheby's, London, November 12, 2008, lot 259)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner