YULI YULIEVICH KLEVER AND STUDIO
signed in Cyrillic and dated 96 l.l.
oil on canvas
137.5 by 102.5cm, 54 by 40¼in.
Original canvas. Tiny scattered paint chips are visible in places. There are areas of isolated cracks, most notably in the impasto. There is a small dent in the water to the left of the centre of the bottom edge. There is a layer of surface dirt with spots in places and a discoloured varnish layer. Inspection under UV light reveals very minor scattered retouching, notably to the centre of the left edge, to the water and to the trees. Held in a decorative gold-coloured swept frame. Unexamined out of frame.
"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."
Stockholms Auktionsverk, The Russian Auction, 15 March 2007, lot 71
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner