PIETER MULIER THE ELDER | SAILING VESSELS IN CHOPPY SEAS
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
The Property of a European Private Collector
PIETER MULIER THE ELDER
Haarlem circa 1590/1615 - 1670
SAILING VESSELS IN CHOPPY SEAS
signed lower centre: PML
oil on oak panel
unframed: 40.1 x 61.1 cm.; 15¾ x 24⅛ in.
framed: 63.5 x 84.3 cm.; 2⅜ x 33¼ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty with a slightly discoloured varnish. There is some frame abrasion with associated discoloured retouching along the edges. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms this, and reveals an old varnish underneath which only small, scattered retouchings are made visible - these are mostly along the horizontal wood grain. The painting appears to be in overall good condition.
"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."
With B. Houthakker, Amsterdam;
From whom acquired by the father of the present owner in 1959.