1872 - 1931
KITTENS PLAYING WITH A FLOWER
signed Heyer H (lower left)
oil on canvas
23⅝ by 31⅜ in.
60 by 80 cm
Original unlined condition. There are two circular patches adhered to the reverse at upper center. The surface presents well, aside from minor surface dirt and dust and a few isolated pin dot accretions. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green in a streaky manner. There are small areas of restoration visible at upper center (corresponding to aforementioned patches); on the right kitten's front paw; and on the mother cat's ear and proper left side. There are additional isolated small, fine retouches on the right kitten and in the background. Inpainting along center left 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: Sotheby's, New York, January 28, 2006, lot 324, illustrated