SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.
STUDY OF A WOMAN
signed l.l.: ORPEN
pencil with watercolour
44.5 by 32cm., 17½ by 12½in.
The sheet appears sound and the work in good overall condition. It does not appear to be laid down and cockles slightly. Some minor and isolated spots of foxing to the sheet.
Held under glass in a wood frame with a cream mount, which would benefit from being replaced. Unexamined out of 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."
Sir Thomas Barlow and thence by descent to the present owners
Birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Works by Sir William Orpen, K.B.E., R.A. (1878-1931), 18 March - 5 April 1933, no.38 (lent by T.D. Barlow)