Property from the Estate of the Late John Michael Dyson
JOHN DUNCAN FERGUSSON, R.B.A.
signed on the reverse
watercolour and pencil
25.5 by 20.5cm., 10 by 8in.
Painted circa 1913.
The sheet has been laid down on card. There are some faint foxing marks and scattered specks of surface dirt. There are watermarks to the sheet throughout, likely from the time of execution. There is what appears to be a faint reparied horizontal tear to the sheet approximately 5cm in length extending from the branch of the left hand tree to the foresail of the yacht.
Held in a gilt frame and white mount. Under glass. Please note that this work has been examined out of its 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.
Sotheby's, Gleneagles, 27 August 1991, lot 1069;
Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London;
Private Collection, UK;
Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London, where purchased by Mr John Michael Dyson and thence by descent
London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, The Scottish Colourists, 2000, no.35;
London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, J.D. Fergusson: The Scottish Colourist, 2011, no.28