Property of a Lady
ALFRED BRYANT COPELAND
1840 - 1909
THE LOUVRE, PARIS
signed alfred B. Copeland, inscribed Paris and dated 1877 (lower right); signed alfred B. Copeland, inscribed 37 Quai des Grands Augustins/ Paris and dated 1877 (on the reverse)
oil on panel
9⅛ by 13⅞ in.
3.2 by 35.2 cm
Oil on stable panel. The surface presents well, aside from barely perceptible craquelure in the sky and faint frame abrasion at the upper left and lower edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. The sky is uneven and could possibly show restorations. A few fine dashes of inpainting at the right lower edge. 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.
Sale: Doyle, New York, May 5, 1988, lot 62, illustrated
Kenneth Lux Gallery, New York