Property of a Gentleman
signed and dated l.l.: W Logsdail 91
oil on panel
36 by 26cm., 14 by 10in.
The picture is in excellent condition. There is a small area of localised craquelure in the sky and a couple of frame abrasions in the upper right edge - these are only visible upon close inspection. The paint surface appears to be clean and the picture is ready to be hung.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There do not appear to be any retouchings.
The picture is conatined in a moulded plaster and gilt frame 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."
G.W. Bowden, London;
Sotheby's, Olympia, 2 July 2003, lot 345, where purchased by the present owner