PORTRAIT OF A LADY
oil on canvas
32⅛ by 25⅞ in.
79.1 by 65.7 cm
Lined. The colors remain bright and the work presents well, aside from scattered craquelure and a few pin dots of accretion. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There is a brushy area of inpainting along the contour of the figure's head and chignon and a few scattered dashes of retouching just to the left of her nose. A small diagonal area of retouching extends from the tallest leaf at center right. A few additional very sparse pin dots and dashes of retouching are visible. 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, February 29, 1984, lot 4, illustrated (as attributed to French School, 19th Century)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner