JAMES FRANCIS WILLIAMS, R.S.A.
VIEW OF EDINBURGH FROM THE UNION CANAL
oil on canvas
90 by 124cm., 35½by 48 3/4in.
The canvas has been lined. There is a fine craquelure pattern visible throughout the canvas, most noticeable in the sky and water. There is a slightly discoloured layer of surface varnish.
UV light inspection reveals some flecked retouchings throughout. There is an area of retouching in the sky to the lower right of the castle. There is a repaired vedrtical tear, approximately 5cm in length in the trees lower left. There are a number of small restorations in the lower portion of the work in the darker areas. Some other touches elsewhere.
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.
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Malcolm Innes Gallery, Edinburgh