signed and dated 52
watercolour, coloured pencil, pencil and gouache on card
21 by 30cm.; 8¼ by 11¾in.
The card is adhered to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape to the upper edge. The upper and lower edges appear to have been neatly cut. The extreme corners are slightly rounded, not visible in the present mount. There appears to be a very small spot of loss to the terracotta gouache in the lower right quadrant. The pigments may have faded very slightly over time and there is staining towards the extreme edges. There are a few instances of specks of detritus and possible surface matter, and light dust in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a painted 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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Private Collection, Sweden
Their sale, Bukowskis Stockholm, 12th June 2018, where acquired by the present owner