ALBERTO PASINI | AN ARAB CARAVAN
Property from a Private Maryland Estate
1826 - 1899
AN ARAB CARAVAN
signed A. Pasini. and dated 1867 (lower left)
oil on panel
panel: 9⅛ by 15½ in.; 23.2 by 39.4 cm
framed: 13¼ by 19¼ in.; 33.7 by 49 cm
Oil on cradled panel, not examined out of the frame. The surface is in generally good condition, aside from a 4 inch hairline thin horizontal crack at center and a 1 inch hairline thin crack extending from the upper left edge. Under UV light, the picture surface is obscured by a green-fluorescing varnish, though there are some isolated brushy areas of faint fluorescence throughout and some finer dashes of fluorescence in the foliage at center left and center right.
Framed in a simple gold frame and ready to hang in its current state.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Sale: Butterfields, San Francisco, May 9, 1995, lot 122, illustrated (as The Sultan's Escort)
Sale: Christie's, New York, October 22, 1997, lot 157, illustrated