EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL
signed and dated l.r.: E A Hornel/ .1901.
oil on canvas
76 by 61cm., 30 by 24in.
Original canvas. An old patch to the reverse of the canvas. The work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Examination under ultraviolet light reveals some minor flecked retouchings around the heads of the two girls, to the basket of mushrooms and the girls' hands. Some minor spots of retouching elsewhere. A small spot of retouching corresponding to the aforementioned patch in the upper left hand quadrant. This resoration has been executed sensitively.
Held in a decorative gilt 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.
William Hardie, Glasgow, 1 September 1993, lot 67, where purchased by the present owner
B. Smith, HORNEL: The Life & Work of Edward Atkinson Hornel, Edinburgh, 1997, p.103, pl.47