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William Henry Dethlef Koerner

When Rocks Crumble

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 USD

Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

When Rocks Crumble

When Rocks Crumble

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

1878 - 1938

When Rocks Crumble


signed W.H.D / Koerner and dated 1935 (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 34 by 26 ½ inches (86.4 by 67.3 cm)

framed: 43 ¼ by 35 ½ inches (109.8 by 90.2 cm)

The canvas is wax lined and there is minor frame abrasion along the extreme edges. There are a few scattered accretions in the lower right quadrant. Under UV: Although some pigments fluoresce unevenly, they appear to be the artist's original work.


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.

The artist
Ruth Koerner Oliver and W.H.D. Koerner, Jr., 1938 (the artist's children, by descent)
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1973