CIRANS | MAILMAN AND SOLDIER: A PAIR OF PAINTINGS
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MAILMAN AND SOLDIER: A PAIR OF PAINTINGS
the first, Mailman - indistinctly signed K. Nich (upper right)
the second, Soldier - signed Cirans (lower left)
both oil on panel
each 8 ½ by 6 in.; 21.6 by 15.2 cm
Examined in their frames. Both, oil on stable panel. Generally fair condition, aside from surface dirt and dust and a few scattered accretions.
'Mailman': pin dot loss on the jacket. Three hairline cracks extending from upper background to dog's hat. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. A few dots of inpainting along upper edge.
'Soldier': Pin holes in three of the corners. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. No apparent issues.
Each offered in a red and gold painted frames. Ready to hang in their current state.
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.
The Collection of Norman Norell, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. New York, 15 March 1973, lot 555
'Norell's Timeless Elegance', House Beautiful, June 1968, p.45
W. Secord, Dog Painting: The European Breeds (Suffolk, England, 2000) p. 36, illustrated