JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) | CAROLINA PARROT (PLATE 26)
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER)
CAROLINA PARROT (PLATE 26)
Hand-colored aquatint, engraving and etching, 1828, by R. Havell, on wove paper with the J Whatman 1830 watermark
sheet: 962 by 668 mm 37⅜ by 26⅜ in
With margins, the print is in generally good condition except the upper sheet edge is trimmed and there is uneven discoloration and surface soiling, primarily in the margins and on the verso. The colors are slightly attenuated. The sheet edges with several small losses and tears, some repaired with old tape on the verso. A small spot of rubbing in the unprinted area above the uppermost parrot. Occasional small fox marks and minor creases. A narrow band of old tape at upper sheet edge on verso.
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.