ARTHUR LETT-HAINES | CEDRIC BY LETT
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
CEDRIC BY LETT
signed, titled and dated 1920
pencil, chalk and charcoal on paper
38 by 27.5cm.; 15 by 10¾in.
The work is attached to the mount with strips of adhesive tape across the corners and the edges to the verso of the sheet. The upper and left edges of the sheet are extremely faintly deckled and the right edge is cut, not visible in the present mount. There are faint creases to the sheet, most notably towards the lower left and right corners and towards the upper right corner. There is some possible faint smudging to the medium and possibly one or two faint handling marks towards the edges. There is some light mount staining to the edges of the sheet, not visible in the present mount. There is probably light surface dirt, a few tiny spots of foxing and surface matter.This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and is presented in a painted, wooden frame, held under glass.
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."
Colchester, The Minories, Lett Haines, 1966 (details untraced).