JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER
1834 - 1903
THE GARDEN (KENNEDY 210; GLASGOW 194)
Etching and drypoint, 1879-80, Kennedy's eighth (final) state, Glasgow's twelfth state of fifteen, signed with the butterfly in pencil on the tab and inscribed 'imp', from the Second Venice Set, on thin laid paper, framed
sheet: 300 by 236 mm 11¾ by 9¾ in
In generally good condition apart from a few small repaired tears and nicks at extreme sheet edges, a horizontal crease in the upper half of sheet (measuring approx. 4 in) and uneven paper discoloration. (A horizontal printer’s crease at lower left.)
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.