London 1609 - 1672
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1655
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, mounted on a playing card, gilt-metal mount
53 by 44 mm.
There is a re-touched scratch coming from the border at eight o'clock - 7 mm. long.
"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, Christie's, 16 November 1976, lot 70;
sale, London, Christie's, 23 March 1982, lot 321