LYNN CHADWICK, R.A.
signed and dated 68
ink on paper
65 by 50cm.; 25½ by 19¾in.
The sheet is secured to the mount with two adhesive tabs in the upper corners. The right edge of the sheet is slightly unevenly cut. The extreme lower left corner has been slightly folded over and there is a loss to the sheet. There are a number of tiny tears to the extreme edges of the sheet, notably along the upper edge, where there are a couple of patched nicks, in particular one 7cm vertical tear. Along the upper edge there is a fine line of supportive tape which is holding the torn sections together. There are a small number of further instances of tiny nicks being patched with tape at each edge. Most of these areas are not visible in the present mount, however one piece of adhesive tape has stained the sheet and a small area of staining is evident. The sheet is very slightly cockled around the area which the Artist has worked, and is in keeping with the materials and the Artist's working methods. There are some further tiny creases and scuffs to the sheet, including a series of scratches in the upper right quadrant. There is some mount staining to the sheet, not visible in the current presentation. There is some light surface dirt and studio matter. Subject to the above the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple 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.
Sale, Phillips London, 26th September 2000, lot 52
Beaux Arts Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners, 31st October 2006
We are grateful to the Estate of Lynn Chadwick for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.