HEAD OF DANTE
signed with monogram and insitinctly dated l.r. 1892 and titled along the parapet: DANTE ALIGHIERI PROFETA
33 by 25cm., 13 by 10in.
The paper is flat in the mount and there are no signs of cockling, tearing or holes. The paper has yellowed slightly and there are a few isolated spots of staining and foxing but this is only visible upon close inspection.
Unexamined out of the 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."
Julian Hartnoll, London, 1994;
Neil Campbell Wilson, where purchased by the present owner
London, Maas Gallery, Pre-Raphaelites to Post-Impressionists, 1965, no.9;
New York, Shepherd Gallery, English Romantic Art 1840-1920, Pre-Raphaelites, Academics, Symbolists - Drawings, Watercolours, Graphics, Paintings, 1994, no.145