Property of a Lady
JEAN RICHARD GOUBIE
1842 - 1899
signed R. Goubie- and dated 1877 (lower right)
oil on canvas
15⅛ by 19¾ in.
38.6 by 50.2 cm
Wax lined. The surface presents well and appears bright, aside from isolated pin dot accretions; faint, stable craquelure and a few associated pin dot losses in the sky. Under UV: scattered, finely applied dots of reinforcement on both horses' rumps and legs, the left horse's mane, and the right rider's blue coat. Isolated small lines of restoration in the landscape. Scattered, broadly applied areas as well as a few finely applied dots and lines of inpainting in the sky. 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: Christie's, London, October 3, 1980, lot 66, illustrated
Didier Aaron, New York
Acquired from the above in 1991