Property from a Private Collection, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY | PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MERCHANT
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD
ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY
(1738 - 1815)
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MERCHANT
oil on canvas
36 by 28 in.
In overall good condition retaining rich color, vibrancy, and detail. Some light craquelure, particularly to the dark background upper proper right area. A 2 by 2-inch T-shaped repair proper right of the sitter's shoulder and two repairs proper left of the sitter's chin and left shoulder, all three with inpainting. Light scattered inpainting on the face and lining the lips, and inpainting below the sitter's collar and on his sleeve proper right. Canvas has been lined, stretcher not original.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie’s New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, October 5, 2000, sale 9468, lot 51.