Property from an Important Private British Collection
oil on card
25 by 35cm.; 9¾ by 13¾in.
The board appears sound. There is possible very minor and historic frame abrasion visible to the extreme left edge. There is a possible pin-head sized fleck of historic paint loss towards the lower edge towards the right and to the hills in the centre with a further spot of historic loss at the lower right corner with a few speckles of historic loss to the sky in places. There are a few instances of accretions within the paint surface, some surface dirt and detritus in places and a layer of varnish. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is housed in a 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.
Acquired by the Grandfather of the present owner in the 1930s and thence by descent