WILLIAM CROSBIE, R.S.A.
IN THE TEA HOUSE
signed and dated u.r.: Crosbie./ LXXXII; titled, signed and dated on the reverse: "In The Tea House."/ Crosbie/ Petersfield/ LXXXII.
oil on board
61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
The board is slightly warped but appears sound overall. One or two spots of surface dirt and a minor surface abrasion in the background near the upper left corner; otherwise the work appears in good overall condition.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a gilt composite 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.
Private Collection, purchased circa 1998