Property from the Collection of Mr. Seymour Stein
MARCEL RENÉE HERRFELDT
1890 - 1965
TWO MALE NUDES ON THE SHORE
signed HERRFELDT (lower right)
oil on canvas, unframed
45⅞ x 58½ in.; 116.5 x 148.6 cm
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work is in very good condition. It has never been removed from its original stretcher. The paint layer is stable. Although the unlined canvas has predictably developed a few cracks, there is no instability to the paint layer itself. The stretcher is original. There is a small reinforcement on the reverse which consolidates a ½-inch break in the upper left quadrant. There is a small amount of retouching here. Apart from this, there are no other retouches of note. The work could be hung in its current state.
"This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."
Sotheby's, London, October 8, 1986, lot 357
Sotheby's, London, November 16, 1994, lot 297, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale