Property from a Private Collection
Waiting for Master
signed l.r.: John Emms
oil on canvas
30.5 by 25.5cm., 12 by 10in.
The picture is unlined and the canvas undulates slightly. The paint surface is slightly dirty and there is a spot of paint loss above the signature lower right. There is faint craquelure but this is only visible upon close inspection.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a gilt composite 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."
David Kerr Fine Art, London, where purchased c.1988 by the present owners