Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN BY THE BED
gouache on paper
59.5 by 42.5cm.; 23½ by 16¾in.
Executed in 1988.
The sheet is secured to the mount with strips of adhesive tape at each edge. The sheet undulates slightly throughout in keeping with the Artist's materials and working methods. There is at least one Artist's pin hole visible in the upper right corner. There are some very fine lines of craquelure in some places, notably in the central passage around the figure's shoulders and arms with some tiny flecks of loss. There are some possible flecks of loss elsewhere in the thicker areas of pigment. There are some accretions and instances of studio matter apparent in places. There is some light surface dirt throughout. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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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.
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Flowers Gallery, London
We are grateful to the Artist for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.