Property from the Collection of the Late Pat and Penny Allen
signed and dated 1987 on the reverse
oil on canvas
49 by 36cm.; 19¼ by 14in.
The canvas appears to be original. There is some slight craquelure in the lower central passage and in one or two other places in the light brown pigment elsewhere, predominantly through the central vertical section. This is largely only visible upon close inspection. There are possibly one or two lost impasto tips, however this is only visible upon extremely close inspection. There is some surface dirt and studio matter throughout. The varnish has also been inconsistently applied. This excepting, the work appears to be in good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals a thick layer of varnish which makes further inspection difficult.
The work is floated in a stained wooden box 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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Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Offer Waterman & Co., London, where acquired by the late owners, 27th October 2009