Working on Paper: Property from a Private Collection
signed, dedicated for my friends Mr & Mrs Austin and dated 1923
pencil and watercolour on paper
unframed: 20 by 35cm.; 8 by 12¾in.
framed: 52 by 63.5cm.; 20½ by 25in.
We are grateful to David Boyd Haycock for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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The sheet has been laid down on paper. There are instances of loss to the sheet edges, largely not visible in the present mount. There is a repaired tear towards the upper right corner and towards the centre of the upper edge with a few further more minor instances of small tears and thinnings to the paper towards the extreme edges. There is a minor area where the uppermost surface of the paper is slightly lifting towards the right edge with a further instance towards the centre of the sheet. There is creasing to the lower and upper left corner, with a few soft creases elsewhere. There is mount staining, most evident to the lower edge of the work. There is time staining to the sheet. There are a few very minor specks of foxing and surface dirt to the sheet. There is some fading to the colours in the work.
The work is window mounted and presented in a painted wooden frame under glass.
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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.
Mr and Mrs Austin
Sale, Sotheby's Olympia, 23rd November 2005, lot 60, where acquired by the present owner