Sold Without Reserve
CIRCLE OF BENJAMIN HERRING SNR.
A DARK BAY COB IN A LANDSCAPE
oil on canvas
15⅞ by 20⅞ in.
40.3 by 53 cm
Lined. The surface presents well, aside from minor surface dirt and dust and scattered faint craquelure. Under UV: finely applied dashes of retouching are visible throughout, with a few reinforcements on the horse's face. There are scattered pin dot retouches in the sky, with a 4 1/2 inch vertical area of restoration at upper right. Some inpainting near the edges. 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, London, February 29, 1984, lot 96, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner