signed; titled, dated 1954 and inscribed on the Artist's label on the reverse
oil on board
48 by 40cm.; 19 by 15¾in.
The board is sound. There is some slight rounding to the extreme corners and frame abrasion to the extreme edges, with some associated flecks of loss. There are one or two tiny possible flecks of loss towards the lower edge and some very light scruffs. There is some very light surface dirt. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals some small areas of fluorescence probably in keeping with the Artist's working methods.
The work is held in a stained wooden frame behind glass.
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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
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.
Osborne Samuel, London, where acquired by the present owner, 28th October 2010
We are grateful to Gerard Hastings for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.