Property from a Private Collection
1471 - 1528
NEMESIS (B. 77; M., Holl. 72)
Engraving, circa 1502, a very good Meder IIa-b impression, on paper with a High Crown watermark (M. 20), unframed
sheet: 328 by 232mm 13 by 9⅛in
Trimmed on the plate mark at right and lower sheet edge, on or just within the plate mark at left and slightly within the plate mark at top, retaining a fillet of paper outside the borderline, a skilful repair along the central horizontal drying fold (affecting a few hatches in the sky at left), with small associated areas made up with pen and ink above Fortune's knee and in the bridle, a central vertical crease with a short associated tear at the bottom (approx. 10mm.), a couple of further disruptions repaired with paper fibres, a further small repair beneath Fortune's wing and a tiny repair with associated split near the cathedral at lower right, some overall foxing, a small brown stain towards the right sheet edge, a few thin spots at the left sheet edge and upper sheet corners, 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. 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.
Ex coll. Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (L. 845); Abraham G. Gerson (L. 1133b)