ATTRIBUTED TO FRANS POURBUS THE ELDER
Bruges 1545/6 - 1581 Antwerp
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Mary Queen of Scots
oil on copper; silver laurel wreath frame
The oil surface has been varnished, which has yellowed with time. There is some scratching in evidence under a strong light. There are a number is small losses and the glass is dirty.
"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."
Inventory, 1949, 'A miniature: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1586 in silver frame' in the Strong Room