AGATHE RÖSTEL | A CLANDESTINE CALLER
AGATHE RÖSTEL | A CLANDESTINE CALLER
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AGATHE RÖSTEL | A CLANDESTINE CALLER

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

AGATHE RÖSTEL | A CLANDESTINE CALLER

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

AGATHE RÖSTEL

German

Active 1871 - 1893

A CLANDESTINE CALLER


signed A. Roestel. (lower right)

oil on canvas

34¾ by 27⅜ in.

88.3 by 69.5 cm

Condition Report

Lined. Surface dirt and dust with a few isolated dots and drips of accretion. A horizontal line of craquelure is visible running the length of the work near the upper edge. There is a 1 inch area of loss on the pot at upper center. There is abrasion visible along the lower left and right edges, the latter with associated discoloration. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly and in a streaky manner. A few of the aforementioned accretions fluoresce. There is a pin dot of inpainting underneath the table at left. There appears to be old, brushy restoration along the aforementioned line of craquelure, along the upper right edge, and a very small area on the door frame at center left. Ready to hang in its current state. 


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.

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Provenance

Probably, Sloan's Auctioneers, North Bethesda, Maryland, March 22, 1986, lot 2028 

European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
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