Property from a Private Collection
1855 - 1927
signed with monogram l.l. and titled l.c. in a painted cartouche
oil on canvas
71 by 40cm., 28 by 15½in.
The canvas is unlined and the existing canvas is providing a stable structural support. The paint surface is in good condition with only small areas of fine craquelure visible on very close inspection (on the face). The paint surface appears clean with rich texture.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
The picture is difficult to read under UV light but there appear to be flecked infillings to the girl's face (probably to cracking) and to localised areas in the background.
The picture is contained in a carved wood and gilt 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."
We are grateful to Magdalen Evans for confirming the authenticity of this picture.