PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BRIAN P. BURNS
CHARLES HENRY COOK
1830 - 1906
signed l.r.: C. H. Cook
oil on canvas
30.5 by 25.5cm., 12 by 10in.
The canvas is lined. There is a faint area of craquelure in the upper left corner, which appears stable. The work appears in good condition overall.
Ultra-violet light reveals an opaque varnish. There appear to be some areas of retouching in the upper half of the background.
Held in a gilt frame.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dillon Antiques, Dublin, where purchased by Brian P. Burns in 1984