Property of a Lady
CHARLES FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY
1817 - 1878
VILLAGE PRÈS DE LA RIVIÈRE
signed Daubigny and dated 1868 (lower right)
oil on panel
15¼ by 26⅜ in.
38.7 by 67 cm
Oil on cradled panel. The surface presents well and appears fresh. Minor frame abrasion along right edge. A 3 inch thin, vertical varnish scratch is visible near the left upper edge. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. A few isolated dots and dashes of retouching throughout, with a clustered area of fine retouches in the water at lower center. Some dashes of inpainting to address prior craquelure in the landscape and in the yellow sky at left. Brushier inpainting to address prior frame abrasion along right 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.
John A. Blum and Clara May Burns (and sold, her estate, Christie's, New York, February 19, 1992, lot 41, illustrated)
Acquired in 1999
Robert and Anne Hellebranth, Charles-Francois Daubigny 1817-1878 (Supplément), France, 1996, p. 61, no. 159, illustrated