Property from a Private Collection
ITALIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
Pen and brown ink and wash
120 by 413 mm; 4⅝ by 16¼ in
The drawing is laid down on a Richardson mount which has subsequently been hinge mounted to a modern cream mount. There is an old vertical tear to the centre of the lower edge and two small holes to the upper right corner. There is an old water stain to the right edge and other areas of foxing and light staining throughout. The media remains in reasonably good condition. Sold unframed.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Jonathan Richardson Senior (1665-1745), London (L.2184)