Property from an Important Private British Collection
JOHN NASH, R.A.
pencil and watercolour on paper
31 by 38.5cm.; 12¼ by 15¼in.
The sheet is adhered to the mount with strips of adhesive tape at each edge. The sheet appears stable. There is a faint sketch by the same hand to the verso. There are Artist's pinholes to the upper and lower left corners with corresponding faint pinhead marks to the verso. There is a tiny push at the upper left corner, only visible upon close inspection. There is a small tear to the centre of the extreme upper edge. There are a few flecks of foxing. There may be some possible minor fading to the pigments. There is light surface dust in places and one or two possible very minor instances of surface detritus. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a 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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Acquired by the Grandfather of the present owner in the 1930s and thence by descent
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Landscape Painting by Contemporary Artists, 1950.
We are grateful to Andrew Lambirth, author of John Nash: Artist & Countryman, which will be published by Unicorn Press in October 2019, for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.