JAROMÍR FUNKE | STAIRCASE OF OLD PRAGUE
10,000 - 15,000 USD
STAIRCASE OF OLD PRAGUE
toned gelatin silver print, 1924
9⅞ by 9 in. (25.1 by 22.9 cm.)
This print, on stiff, double-weight paper with a slight sepia tonality and subtle sheen, is in generally excellent condition. In raking light, there is a scuff in the upper center that appears somewhat glossy in raking light.
Abrasions and dried adhesive remnants suggest this photograph was previously mounted. 'PF24995' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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.
Christie's New York, 5 October 1998, Sale 9026, Lot 137, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, as agent