Property from the Collection of Mr. Stan Battat
1792 - 1884
AWAY FROM PRYING EYES
signed L. Ricquier (lower left)
oil on panel
14 by 18¼ in.
35.6 by 46.4 cm
Oil on cradled rectangular panel, offered in an arched frame. The work presents well and appears clean and bright. A few isolated pin dots of accretion are visible in the sky. Under UV: an approximately 5 inch horizontal repair to the panel is visible at center left extending from the edge. There are sparse, finely applied dots and dashes of retouching and inpainting to address prior craquelure. 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, March 25, 2009, lot 224, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale