Property from a Private Collector, California
1913 - 1986
ADAM AND EVE
Signed Botello (lower right); numbered 495 (on the reverse)
Oil on board
44 by 22 in. (112 by 56 cm)
Framed: 45 by 23 in. (114 by 58.4 cm)
Painted circa 1955.
We wish to thank Juan Botello for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this lot.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. There are two minor holes in the board along the extreme upper left edge. Under ultraviolet examination, a one-inch area of fluorescence becomes apparent in the lower central quadrant, on the loincloth of the left-hand figure.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Galería Botello, San Juan
Private Collection, California (acquired from the above circa 1990)
Thence by descent