Property of a Lady
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS LEADER, R.A.
The Stream from the Hills
signed and dated l.l.: B.W.LEADER. 1884.
oil on canvas
61 by 91.5cm., 24 by 36in.
This picture is unlined and in good condition. There is a small hole in the canvas in the bottom right corner, below the boulder (visible in the catalogue illustration).
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are minor flecked retouchings in the sky and a few minor retouchings in the landscape but these have been well-executed and are not excessive.
This picture is contained in a moulded plaster sweep frame.
"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."
Grogan & Company, Boston, 30 October 1995, lot 517;
Richard Green, London;