THE NEW FOREST BUCKHOUNDS
signed and dated l.l.: JNO EMMS/ 1896
oil on canvas
76 by 109cm., 30 by 43in.
Their picture is unlined - the original canvas is providing a stable structural support. There are no signs of crquelure and the paint surface is clean. The picture is ready to be hung.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are a few localised areas of retouching (to the central boy, to the dog on the far right and in the top left corner with a few small areas of retouching elsewhere) - these have been well executed and are not excessive.
"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.
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Sotheby's, New York, 11 April 1997, lot 126, where purchased by the present owner