GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS, O.M., R.A. | Fire, Study for the Carlton House Terrace Fresco, The Elements
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Property of a Gentleman

GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS, O.M., R.A. | Fire, Study for the Carlton House Terrace Fresco, The Elements

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS, O.M., R.A. | Fire, Study for the Carlton House Terrace Fresco, The Elements

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:12,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Gentleman


GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS, O.M., R.A.

1817 - 1904

Fire, Study for the Carlton House Terrace Fresco, The Elements


oil on panel

36 by 31cm., 14 by 12in.

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Condition Report

The panel is flat and appears to be providing a stable structural support. There is a small vertical abrasion to the paint surface in the top right corner and the paint surface may be a little dirty and benefit from a light clean.


UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

There do not appear to be any retouchings.


FRAME

The picture is contained in a typical Watts- style moulded plaster and gilt frame with achanthus-leaf decoration.


"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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist's widow to their adopted daughter Lilian Chapman and thence by descent until 1982;

Sotheby's, Belgavia, 16 February 1982, lot 88;

Private collection

Catalogue Note

In November 1854 Watts painted the monumental figures of The Elements for Lord Eastnor's drawing room at 7 Carlton House Terrace. In 1966 the frescoes were removed, with the largest sections now at Malvern College in Worcestershire.

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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art
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