ANTON MAUVE | SHEEP ON THE DUNES
Property from a Family Trust
Property from a Family Trust
1838 - 1888
SHEEP ON THE DUNES
signed A. Mauve (lower right)
oil on panel
panel: 12½ by 18¾ in.; 31.8 by 47.6 cm
framed: 24⅝ by 30¾ in.; 62.5 by 78.1 cm
Oil on panel, not examined out of the frame. The work is in good condition, aside from a few sparse, barely visible pin dot accretions in the sky and minor frame abrasion along right edge. The colors remain fresh. Under UV light, the surface is slightly obscured by an unevenly applied green-fluorescing varnish, though a 4 inch brushy area of restoration extending from upper left corner; scattered pin dot retouches in the sky; longer dashes of inpainting in the sky, center right and isolated in landscape; additional smaller areas of restoration isolated in sky, at center left and along right edge; and a 1 1/2 inch thin vertical repair extending from right lower edge are visible.
Framed in an ornamental 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.
David Adolph Constant Artz, The Hague
Charles M. Kurtz, Buffalo, New York (probably acquired from the widow of the above, and sold, his sale, American Art Association, New York, February 24-25, 1910, lot 153, illustrated)
H.W. Sprague, Buffalo, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Private Collection (acquired by 1970)
Thence by descent
Academy Notes: Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, April 1906, vol. I, no. 11, p. 202, illustrated p. 201
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (by 1899, on temporary loan, lent by Charles M. Kurtz)
St. Louis, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis World's Fair, 1904 (lent by Charles M. Kurtz)
Buffalo, New York, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery (by 1905, on temporary loan, lent by Charles M. Kurtz)