CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG | MR. PAGAL'S LIBRARY (COVER FOR MR. LINDEN'S LIBRARY)
Landscape of the Spirit: Property from A Private Collection, Washington D.C.
CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG
MR. PAGAL'S LIBRARY (COVER FOR MR. LINDEN'S LIBRARY)
signed, titled, dated 1983 and inscribed He'd warned her not to leave the book open.
graphite and conté crayon on paper
Sheet: 29 by 23⅛ in. (73.6 by 58.7 cm.)
Framed: 34¼ by 28⅝ in. (87 by 72.6 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the upper edge of the reverse to the mat. There is scattered stray media in the white border. There is minor wear and soiling to the edge of the sheet, not visible when framed. There are scattered accretions in the upper center of the white border, not visible when framed. There are scattered accretions in the black passage at the upper center, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Allan Stone Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner October 1984
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, Enter the Dream World of Chris Van Allsburg, April - July 1987