BERNARDO BELLOTTO (1721-1780)
PERSPECTIVE DE LA PLACE DE LA GRANDE GARDE (DE VESME 15)
Etching, 1750, a bright, clear impression of De Vesme’s third state (of four), framed
Plate: 21½ in. by 33⅛ in.; Sheet: 22⅛ in. by 33 in.
Plate: 545 mm by 840 mm; Sheet: 562 mm by 845 mm
With narrow margins, in good condition, a couple of very short skillfully repaired tears along the sheet edges (margins only), the upper left corner with a small rubbed area, a few small brown stains in the margins, the verso with two rust mark showing through in the sky, scattered pale fox marks, framed.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's London, June 22, 1999, lot 15