The Passion of American Collectors:
Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
Guy Carleton Wiggins
1883 - 1962
Flags Up Fifth Avenue
signed Guy Wiggins NA (lower right)
oil on canvasboard
16 by 12 inches
(40.6 by 30.5 cm)
There is minor frame abrasion along the extreme outer edges and there are isolated thin lines of surface cracking in the bright white pigments. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish. Although some of the white pigments fluoresce they appear to be the artist's original work.
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.