Property from the Collection of the Late Robert Heller
PETER HOWSON, O.B.E.
THE DRUNKEN PRIEST
signed and dated l.l.: HOWSON '91
oil on canvas
183 by 128cm., 72 by 48in.
Original canvas. The work appears in very good overall condition.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a dark stained wood frame with a canvas inset.
"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."
Flowers East, London
R. Heller, Peter Howson, London, 2003, illustrated, p.73