MARY FEDDEN, R.A.
TWO CATS AND A BASKET OF FRUIT
signed and dated 1985
watercolour and pencil on paper
77.5 by 55.5cm.; 30½ by 21¾in.
The sheet appears to be laid down on to card. The edges of the sheet are uneven and have been cut at intervals, this is largely not visible in the present mount. There are a number of creases to the sheet, at the right, upper and left edges, most probably as a result of the laying down process. There is some mount staining to the sheet. There are a few possible tiny flecks of foxing. There is some evidence of studio matter to the sheet. This excepting 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, Bonhams Bath, 21st June 2004, lot 421
Sale, Sotheby's Olympia, 16th February 2005, lot 179, where acquired by the present owner