JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
1887 - 1953
THE GATES OF THE CITY (FLETCHER 126)
Aquatint and etching printed in colors, 1922, signed in pencil, from the edition of 75, on laid paper, printed by Frederick Reynolds, New York, framed
plate: 227 by 213 mm 9 by 8⅜ in
sheet: 298 by 272 mm 11¾ by 10¾ in
With wide margins, in good condition except the sheet is trimmed and with slightly uneven discoloration. A small rust fleck in the left margin at bottom and an occasional tiny pale stain or spot of surface soiling in the margins and on the verso. A few small hinge remnants along the upper sheet edge on the verso, two with associated minor skinning.
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.