1916 - 1971
ABSTRACT BY NIGHT
signed l.r.: GERARD DILLON; inscribed on the reverse: FOR IRISH EXHIBITION OF LIVING ART
oil on masonite
122 by 183cm., 48 by 72in.
The board appears sound. A triangular wooden support attached to reverse of lower right corner approx. 20 by 20cm. The works appears in good and clean original condition.
UV light reveals a small area of retouching near signature lower right. Also a diagonal line across the lower left corner and two small horizontal lines above that.
Held in a simple wooden slip 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."
Christie's, London, 18 February 1988, lot 200, where purchased by the present owner
We are grateful to Karen Reihill for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.