Property from a Private Collection
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS LEADER, R.A.
1831 - 1923
Hedge Row Elms at Hillocks Green
signed and dated l.l.: B.W.LEADER. 1885.; titled and signed on an old label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas
46 by 66cm., 18 by 26in.
The picture is lined, which is providing a stable structural support. The paint surface is clean and there are no signs of craquelure. The picture is ready to be hung.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There is a small area of restoration on the trunk of a tree in the centre left of the composition and a few spots of very minor retouching in the upper right of the sky (this is very minor).
The picture is contained in a moulded plaster and gilt frame - probabaly the original.
"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."
Thomas Agnews, London;