PETER OLIVER | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADTIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT DEVEREUX, 3RD EARL OF ESSEX, CIRCA 1620
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
London 1584 - 1647
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADTIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT DEVEREUX, 3RD EARL OF ESSEX, CIRCA 1620
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, gilt-metal frame
53 by 43 mm.
Skin tones have probably faded somewhat. There has been restoration of the plum coloured background, especially along the margins and a larger area around 3 o'clock.
"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."
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 July 1983, lot 99