PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BRIAN P. BURNS
INTERIOR OF A CHURCH, BRITTANY
inscribed on an old label attached to the reverse: Walter Chetwood-Aiken/ finished picture/ of the interior of a/ church in Brittany
oil on canvas
53.5 by 37cm., 21 by 14½in.
Original canvas, undulates slightly. The work appears in good overall condition.
Under ultra-violet light, there is an area of retouching in the lower left corner, and a small vertical line in the lower right corner. A few minor flecks of retouching near the right vertical edge.
Held in a gilt wood composite 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."
Whyte’s, Dublin, 10 April 2010, lot 47, where purchased by Brian P. Burns