Property of Various Owners
AFTER LOUIS-CHARLES AUGUSTE COUDER | THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN
Estimate: 10,000 - 20,000 USD
AFTER LOUIS-CHARLES AUGUSTE COUDER
(PARIS 1790 - 1873 PARIS)
THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN
oil on canvas
Late 19th Century
49 by 58 ½ in.
This painting has restoration and Sotheby's recommends that the interested party review this piece in person prior to bidding.
Canvas lined. Appears to retain its original stretcher, keys, and frame with some replaced hardware. Scattered inpaitning and minor cracquelure throughout, remnants of aged varnish causing discoloration, slight blistering to the middle ground, and evidence of prior cleaning. The proper right side with a 1 by 1 -inch square repair and two 1-inch secured tears in the sky, inpainting to the face of the man turning back towards the general and a 3 by 6-inch rectangular repair that runs 5 inches up and 4 inches towards the center, below the coattails of the man in white. Some abrasions to the middle ground, a 2-inch repair proper left of the man on horseback, a 2-inch repair above the man in the red waistcoat, a 5-inch repair to the flag above Rochambeau's head and a 1.5-inch tear to the brim of General Washington's tricorner hat.
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.
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