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Henryk Siemiradzki

Parnassus

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Henryk Siemiradzki

Henryk Siemiradzki

Parnassus

Parnassus

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Lot sold:

680,500

GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Henryk Siemiradzki

1843 - 1902

Parnassus


signed in Latin and dated 1900 l.r.

oil on canvas

Canvas: 91 by 147cm, 35¾ by 57¾in.

Framed: 108 by 163cm, 42½ by 64¼in.

The following condition report is provided by Hamish Dewar who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


Structural Condition

The artist's very fine weave canvas has been lined onto a secondary canvas and this is ensuring a sound and stable structural support and the canvas is securely attached to what I assume is the original keyed wooden stretcher. There is some staining on the reverse of the canvas. The overall structural condition would appear to be very good.


Paint surface

The paint surface has an even varnish layer and only very small retouchings, predominately along the lower horizontal framing edge, are visible under ultraviolet light. There are other very small spots of inpainting.


Summary

The painting would therefore appear to be in very good and stable condition and no further work is required.


Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Studio Sale) is not applicable to this lot. 


"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."

August Moritz Eduard Herbst (1844-1921) and his wife Mathilde (née Scheibler, 1856-1939), Lodz, possibly commissioned from the artist
Eduard Walter Herbst (1885-1929), their son, and his wife Ella Herbst (née Grohmann, 1899-1962), Silesia, and later Innsbruck, Austria
Thence by descent to the present owners
The present work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Henryk Siemiradzki paintings currently being prepared by Professor Jerzy Malinowski.