LANDSCAPE WITH INHABITED SKY
pencil and watercolour on card
24 by 32cm.; 9½ by 12½in.
Executed in 1946.
The card is secured to the mount with adhesive tape along all four edges, this tape has been cut so the card now hinges along the upper edge. The edges of the card are unevenly cut. There are a number of spots of foxing to the card. There is some evidence of studio matter in places, and there is some light surface dirt. The pigments are very slightly faded. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The card 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.
Margaret Odeh, the Artist's wife
Private Collection, UK
London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, July 1946 (details untraced);
London, Tate, Paul Nash: A Memorial Exhibtion, March 1948, cat. no.153;
Oxford, Oxford Arts Club, Watercolours and Drawings by Paul Nash, February 1949, cat. no.31;
London, The Leicester Galleries, Paul Nash: A Private Collection of Watercolours and Drawings, May 1953, cat. no.8 (where lent by Margaret Nash).
Margot Eates (ed.), Paul Nash: A Memorial Volume, Lund Humphries, London, 1948, p.31;
Anthony Bertram, Paul Nash, The Portrait of an Artist, Faber, London, 1955, p.287;
Margot Eates, Paul Nash: The Master of the Image, 1889-1946, John Murray, London, 1973, p.137;
Andrew Causey, Paul Nash, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980, cat. no.1278, illustrated p.475.
We are grateful to David Boyd Haycock for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.