signed and titled on the canvas overlap
oil on canvas
61 by 61cm.; 23¾ by 24in.
Executed circa 1927.
The canvas is original. The canvas undulates very slightly in places. There is light surface dirt to the work in places. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals a number of very sensitively executed spot retouchings and some further retouched abrasions at the extreme edges.
The work is held within a painted 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.
Dame Marie Tempest (Mrs Graham Brown), 1942
Beaux Arts, London
Private Collection, U.K.
Acquired by the present owner in January 2007
London, Beaux Arts, Winifred Nicholson, April - May 1927, cat. no.10.
Christopher Andreae, Winifred Nicholson, Lund Humphries, Surrey, 2009, cat. no.62, illustrated p.75.
We are grateful to Jovan Nicholson for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.