View full screen - View 1 of Lot 151. WILLIAM GEAR, R.A. | COMPOSITION (MAI - JUIN 1949).
151

WILLIAM GEAR, R.A. | COMPOSITION (MAI - JUIN 1949)

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

WILLIAM GEAR, R.A. | COMPOSITION (MAI - JUIN 1949)

WILLIAM GEAR, R.A. | COMPOSITION (MAI - JUIN 1949)

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,250

GBP

WILLIAM GEAR, R.A.

1915-1997

COMPOSITION (MAI - JUIN 1949)


signed and dated 49

oil on canvas

99 by 72.5cm.; 39 by 28½in.

The canvas is lined. There are some very fine lines of craquelure towards the extreme edges of the work, with further small areas found in the red triangular form at the centre of the canvas and in the black rectangular shape towards the right of the canvas, with possible further more minor instances elsewhere. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.


Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals areas of fluorescent and scattered retouchings to the lower half of the composition, most notably a larger area towards the centre of the bottom edge, together with further instances appearing elsewhere.


The work is presented in 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."

Jason Rhodes, London

Acquired by the late owner, 24th September 1990