EDWARD BAWDEN, R.A.
AN ENGLISH CHURCH INTERIOR
pencil and watercolour on paper
25 by 31.5cm.; 10 by 11¼in.
The sheet appears to be sound. The sheet is secured to the mount with two adhesive tabs in the upper corners. The edges of the sheet are slightly unevenly cut. There is some slight rounding to the extreme corners. There are old adhesive tabs in the lower corners of the sheet, and there is some further historic evidence of adhesive tabs along the upper edge, which have seemingly preserved the sheet from further staining. There is evidence of staining in line with the window of the mount none of which is visible in the present mount. There is staining to the rest of the sheet with spots of foxing. There is a small tear at the centre of the upper edge. There are a couple of scuffs to the image, which have resulted in some very minor damage to the sheet and some loss of pigment.
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.
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.
Gifted to the grandmother of the present owner in 1969, and thence by descent