Property of a Lady
JACQUES FRANÇOIS JOSEPH SWEBACH, CALLED DESFONTAINES
1769 - 1823
signed SW. (lower right)
oil on canvas
9¾ by 13 in.
24.8 by 33 cm
Lined. Minor surface dirt and dust and a few isolated pin dot accretions. Scattered, stable craquelure. Frame abrasion at the extreme edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. A few sparse, old pin dot retouches fluoresce in the sky. Older, small areas of inpainting fluoresce along the lower edge, with brushier old inpainting along the left edge to address prior frame abrasion. 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.
Didier Aaron, New York
Acquired from the above in 1991