? London 1609 - circa 1660 Stockholm
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1635
Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold on vellum, silver-gilt frame, scroll surmount
47 by 39 mm.
Skin tones have faded. Tip of nose has minor oxidisation of the lead white. The background has minor dark markings all over. See the illustration.
"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.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 July 1985, lot 12