Property from a Private Collection, California
PIERRE OLIVIER JOSEPH COOMANS
1816 - 1889
AN AFTERNOON'S AMUSEMENT
signed Joseph Coomans. and dated 1865 (lower left)
oil on panel
14⅜ by 18¼ in.
36.5 by 46.4 cm
Oil on stable panel. The surface presents well, aside from minor surface dirt and dust with a few pin dot accretions; and frame abrasion with associated discolored inpainting visible along the upper and right edges. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green and in a streaky manner. Aforementioned inpainting to address frame abrasion fluoresces. 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, October 23, 1997, lot 291, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale