Property of a Lady
SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT., A.R.A., R.W.S.
1833 - 1898
Studies for Perseus and the Graiae
black chalk on brown paper
23 by 29cm., 9 by 11½in.
The sheet has not been laid down and is cockling slightly. There is a faint crease in the top left corner and a few localised areas of staining/discolouration to the paper - however this is only visible upon close inspection and not distracting. There is a small moisture stain in the bottom right corner. The paper's watermark is clearly visible across the top of the sheet.
The drawing is contained in a simple mood and gilt frame witha clean cloth 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."
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;
Sotheby's, New York, 28 June 2000, lot 13;
Sotheby's, London, 13 June 2003, lot 202 where bought by the father of the present owner