1887 - 1971
A SAILING SHIP
inscribed, signed and dedicated l.l.: A sailing ship + A Mildoon / by James Dixon Tory Island / to Julia / with Best Wishes
oil on board
40.5 by 65.5cm., 16 by 25¾in.
The board appears to be sound and the work in good overall condition. Some spots of surface dirt and a minor surface abrasion near upper corner and abrasion to the inscription lower right.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a simple white wood frame with a canvas inset.
"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."
Gifted by the artist to the previous owner and thence by descent