ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE | INTERIOR OF A BARN WITH PEASANTS CAROUSING ('THE SENSE OF SMELL')
Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer
ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE
INTERIOR OF A BARN WITH PEASANTS CAROUSING ('THE SENSE OF SMELL')
signed on the overturned stool lower right: Av ostade
oil on oak panel
unframed: 28 x 39 cm.; 11 x 15⅜ in.
framed: 48 x 58 cm.; 18⅞ x 22⅞ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean with a clear varnish. There are a handful of minor, scattered scuff marks as well as some small, discoloured retouchings along the horizontal wood grain, notably in the darker pigments where the paint appears to have thinned slightly. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a milky varnish underneath which the aforementioned retouchings are revealed - there appear to be no major damages. In overall fairly good condition and ready to hang.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 5 December 1989, lot 118;
With Scheidwimmer, Munich, from whom acquired in 1993 for 85,000 Deutschmarks by the mother and step-father of the present owner.