Property from the Collection of the Late Pat and Penny Allen
signed and dated 1990
oil on paper over a printed base
sheet: 76 by 57cm.; 30 by 22½in.; image: 48.5 by 43.5cm.; 19 by 17in.
The sheet is secured to the mount with adhesive tabs at the upper and lower edges. The edges of the sheet are deckled. The sheet undulates very slightly throughout. There are Artist's pinholes in the upper corners. The sheet appears to have been stapled at some point, and there are staple marks in the upper left corner and the centre of the left edge. The sheet is very slightly stained at the extreme edges. There is craquelure to the thicker areas of pigment, throughout the central passage. This is most apparent in the brown and yellow pigment; there are probably some minor flecks of associated loss. There is some very light surface dirt throughout. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.
The sheet is float mounted, 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.
Acquired by the late owners by circa 2000