Property of a Private Collector
1870 - 1953
Farm House with Barn, Stonington, Maine
signed Marin and dated 28 (lower right); also signed and dated again and inscribed Deer Isle Me (on the reverse)
watercolor and charcoal on paper
13 7/8 by 18 3/8 inches
(35.2 by 46.7 cm)
The sheet is hinged to its support at two places along the reverse top edge. The sheet is slightly toned and there are a few remnants of glue along the extreme edges beneath the mat. There is an artist pinhole in the extreme upper left corner and some slight staining along the extreme edge at upper center. There are a few accretions and scuffs likely inherent to the artist's process. There are remnants from a previous mounting along the reverse edges and notations in another hand on the reverse.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.