Property of a Lady
1835 - 1892
BORDS DE SEINE À SAINT-CLOUD
indistinctly signed S. Lepine (lower left)
oil on canvas
8⅜ by 13 in.
21.3 by 33 cm
Lined. The surface presents well, aside from barely perceptible fine craquelure. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There are some scattered finely applied small retouches and some inpainting to address prior craquelure 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.
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Félix Gérard, Paris
Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
H. Millis, London
R.G Bacley, London
Private Collection, England (by descent from the above and sold, Christie's, London, December 9, 1998, lot 108, illustrated)
Richard Green, London
Acquired from the above in 1999
Robert & Manuel Schmit, Stanislas Lépine, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint, Paris, 1993, p. 202, no. 493, illustrated