VIEW OF SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE
indistinctly signed Karl Kaufmann and indistinctly dated (lower left)
oil on canvas
38½ by 56¼ in.
97.8 by 142.9 cm
Lined. The work presents well with bright colors. There is scattered, fine craquelure and a few scattered pin dots of accretion. Minor frame abrasion visible along the lower left edge. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly and remains more heavily over the signature. A 3 inch vertical repair is visible extending from the left lower edge (partially visible to the naked eye). There are a few sparse dots of retouching in the lower part of the composition and inpainting to address prior frame abrasion along the upper left edge and in the upper and lower right corners. 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: Dorotheum, Vienna, December 11, 2013, lot 21, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner