GEORGE ELGAR HICKS, R.B.A.
signed and dated l.r.: GEHicks. 1884
oil on canvas
112 by 82cm., 44½ by 32½in.
The picture is unlined and in excellent condition. There are localised areas of fine craquelure to the older girl's shawl but the paint surface appears to be stable and is clean. The picture is ready to hang.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
The varnish appears opaque under ultraiolet lightbut there are no obvious signs of retouching.
The picture is contained in an attractive moulded plaster and gilt Victorian-style 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."
Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh and thence by descent until 1984;
Christie's, London, Sale of the Contents of Elveden Hall, 21 May 1984, lot 71;