Shuiskaya Mother of God, Northern Russia, circa 1700
71 by 53cm, 28 by 20⅞in.
The border of the icon stripped to the levkas. A restored vertical crack running to the left side of the face of the Virgin. Some more minor retouching, especially to the hands and to the face of Christ.
"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."
Phillips Amsterdam, April 1979, Lot 106
Private Collection, The Netherlands