30,000 - 50,000 USD
1836 - 1910
initialed H (lower left)
charcoal and gouache on paper
sheet: 8 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches (21.6 by 31.1 cm)
framed: 17 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches (44.5 by 54.6 cm)
Executed circa 1881-82.
The following condition report has been provided by Alvarez Conservation Services, New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's: The paper is hinged to a 4-ply board in two places with undetermined hinges in the verso top corners. The paper is structurally intact and does not present tears, paper losses, or distortions. Handling has contributed to one soft crease bisecting the top-left corner. Two sections of adhered paper have been applied in the verso bottom corners. Otherwise the work does not present structural issues. The paper is mildly oxidized from contact with acidic material and a natural process of aging due to light exposure. This is visible through the mat opening. Through the verso, there is an extensive field of foxing stains, showing more moderately in the recto. The foxing in this work is treatable but will progress without treatment. The media are otherwise well preserved.
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.