Property from a Private Collection
Sleep, Gentle Sleep
signed l.r.: S SOLOMON; titled l.c.; SLEEP, GENTLE SLEEP; further titled, signed and inscribed with the artist's address on labels attached to the backboard
45 by 35cm., 18 by 14in.
The sheet is flat. There is an area of moisture-staining in the lower left corner and time-staining to the edges of the sheet - particularly at the upper edge. These stains could be removed or lessened by a professional paper restorer.
The drawing is contained in a moulded plaster and gilt frame witha grey mount and under glass.
"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."
Mrs J.A. Grant-Peterkin;
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 9 July 1974, lot 43 where purchased by the mother of the present owner
London, Earl's Court Industrial Exhibition, 1894