Property from a Connecticut Private Collector
WALTER DENDY SADLER
1854 - 1923
signed W Dendy Sadler (lower left)
oil on canvas
34 by 48⅛ in.
86.4 by 122.2 cm
Original unlined condition. Craquelure with lifting and associated minor losses in center of the man. Two faint, horizontal scratches to surface in upper left corner. A pin head size loss on the woman's chair. Under UV: Inpainting to address aforementioned horizontal scratches in upper left , 2 inch horizontal line of inpainting above screen in upper right and a 3 by 2 inch area of inpainting to floor next to man's chair. Dots of inpainting to costume of both figures, as well as scattered dots in upper left corner and along upper edge. Inpainting to address frame abrasion at left edge and center of top edge. 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.
Frost & Reed, Ltd., London
Sale: Christie's, New York, October 28, 1981, lot 252