'LARGE-MANED LION AT COTTAR'S CAMP'
a unique object, signed, titled, dated, and annotated in white ink on the image, profusely illustrated with plant and animal imagery in inks and gouache in the margin, framed, 1984
Overall 24¾ by 32½ in. (62.9 by 82.6 cm.)
This unique object is in generally excellent condition. As is common with Peter Beard's photographs as a result of his working process, there are handling creases, a few deposits of retouching, faint surface scratches and impressions, soiling in the margins, and occasional fingerprints. None of these detracts from the overall fine appearance of this impressive work.
The photograph is annotated in white ink: 'Large-maned lion at Cottar's Camp from under vehicle about 1 am N. Serengeti 1984 / Peter Beard Box 4191 Nbi.' The following is written in an unidentified hand in white ink: 'Embellished at the Hog ranch Art dept Art dept. by a world Artist E. Mwangi Kuria.'
The lion at the center of the image appears more neutral in tonality than as illustrated in the printed catalogue.
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.
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