Sold Without Reserve | Property of a California Private Collector
AFTER GEORGE LANCE | SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST GEORGE LANCE
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold Without Reserve
Property of a California Private Collector
AFTER GEORGE LANCE
SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST GEORGE LANCE
oil on canvas
17 by 13 in.
43.2 by 33 cm
Inscribed by an unknown hand on the reverse of the frame: 'a portrait of G. Lance by ****'
Original unlined condition. Surface dirt and dust. Losses are visible on the figure's proper left ear, collar and shoulder; with a few additional pin dot losses in his hair and in the background. Fine craquelure with minor associated lifting in the background to the left of figure's proper right temple. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly and in a streaky manner. A few sparse repaired losses fluoresce around the figure's face in in his hair (all slightly visible to the naked eye).
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.
The present lot is a copy after George Lance's (1802-1894) Self Portrait, painted circa 1830 and currently in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection.