Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
1923 - 2012
PHENOMENA WITH DEVIL'S CAP
signed and titled on the overlap; signed, titled and dated 1965 on the stretcher
acrylic on canvas
119.5 by 25 cm. 47 by 9¾ in.
The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly softer.
This work is in good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some light wear to the lower corner tips and a minute speck of loss to the extreme right edge at the centre. There are some faint handling marks to the upper left. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a horizontal paint retouching across the upper right edge.
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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Phillips, London, Works from the Collection of Nancy Balfour, 4 November 1999, Lot 21
Acquired from the above by the present owner