PAUL FISCHER | THE LETTER
Property Sold to Benefit the Daniel M. Tabas Family Foundation
1860 - 1934
signed PAUL FISCHER (lower right)
oil on canvas
canvas: 29⅝ by 22⅝ in.; 75.2 by 57.5 cm
framed: 36½ by 29½ in.; 92.7 by 74.9 cm
Oil on unlined canvas, not examined out of the frame. The surface is in generally fair condition, though there is a large area of water damage in the lower half of the composition that has resulted in paint shrinkage and scattered losses. Minor frame abrasion along upper edge. Under UV light, the surface is obscured by a green-fluorescing varnish and original pigments fluoresce throughout. No apparent retouches.
Framed in a gold frame with floral motifs. 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.
Einar Heuser's Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, no. 2362 (according to a label on the stretcher)