Property from a Princeton Estate
1834 - 1906
SHIPS BY MOONLIGHT
signed Alfr. Wahlberg. (lower left)
oil on canvas
34⅜ by 56¾ in.
87.3 by 144.1 cm
Lined. The surface is visibly dirty with some isolated accretions. There is a quarter inch dent with associated discoloration in the water at lower left. A small area of craquelure with some associated lifting in the sky at upper right. Frame abrasion visible along the lower edge. Under UV: heavy varnish fluoresces green, which makes a review of the surface somewhat challenging. There appears to be broadly applied and brushy old restoration in the sky at upper right. Possible strengthening to the trees at left, to the dock and in the area underneath the foremost ship most ship.
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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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