LOUIS BOSWORTH HURT
CATTLE IN A HIGHLAND LANDSCAPE
signed l.l.: Louis B. Hurt
63.5 by 101.5cm., 25 by 40in.
Original canvas. The surface appears slightly dirty and there appear to be some minor spots of surface mold in the water in the foreground, and a few further spots in the lower left quadrant.
There are flecks of paint loss amongst the cattle in the right foreground and also within the mountain and near the centre of the left edge.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be some minor retouchings along the right edge and along the left side of the lower edge. Also some flecks of retouching to the head of the cow drinking water at the back of lake. Possibly some minor retouchings to the centre of the mountain but these are difficult to interpret conclusively.
Held in probably its original gilt plaster frame under glass.
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.
Artemus Tooth & Co., London;
Mr Fudge Esq., by whom gifted to Mr Philip Wingfield, by whom gifted to the present owners