ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER | CRASHING WAVES
ALFRED THOMPSON BRICHER
1837 - 1908
signed with monogrammed initials ATBRICHER (lower left) and signed again indistinctly (lower right)
oil on canvas
15 ⅛ by 32 ¼ inches (38.4 by 81.9 cm)
Framed: 20 ¾ by 38 inches (52.7 by 96.5 cm)
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:
This work is lined with wax as an adhesive. The cracking is very slightly raised in the upper left, but the paint layer is stable. The painting is cleaned, varnished, and retouched. There are two horizontal restorations in the sky—one in the upper center running about 4 inches and one in the upper left measuring about 2 ½ inches. These may correspond to breaks in the canvas. There are no restorations in the water or rocks. The only other retouches are in the center and to the left of center on the top edge. The work can be hung 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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 5, 1996, lot 110
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale