COMPOSITION WITH OVOID 1964
signed; also signed, titled, dated 1964 and dedicated on the reverse
oil on board
56 by 60.5cm.; 22 by 23¾in.
The board appears sound. There are a small number of instances of frame abrasion just visible on the upper and lower edges with a few flecks of associated minor loss, only visible upon close inspection. There is a very faint horizontal scruff to the lower right of centre, only visible upon close inspection. There are a few tiny speckles of staining in one or two places, only visible upon close inspection. There is possible very light surface dust. This excepting, the works appears in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fluorescence and probable spot retouching in a small number of places including towards the upper right edge, the lower right quadrant and one or two instances elsewhere.
The work is housed in a painted wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
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.
Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd, London
Sale, Phillips London, 4th June 1991, lot 76, where acquired by the present owner