Le banc des avocats
Property from the Collection of Henry Moore
1810 - 1879
Le banc des avocats
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
17.5 by 17.5cm., 6⅞ by 6⅞in.
Framed: 37.5 by 40cm., 14¾ by 15¾in.
This work is sold pursuant to a settlement between the current owner and the heirs of Anna Caspari.
Executed on cream laid paper, not laid down and attached to the mount in the upper two corners. The left edge is uneven and the upper, right and lower edges are very slightly deckled. There is a historic light water stain running horizontally across the chests of the figures, only visible upon close inspection. There is a curved repaired tear to the lower left corner (approx. 3cm) and a vertical one to the lower part of the left edge (approx. 3cm), both of which are sensitively executed and only visible upon extremely close inspection. There is some minor paint shrinkage to the black pigment towards the centre-right of the upper edge. This work is in overall good condition.
Please note that the final scale image is an illustration of the work floating in the mount and is not how the work is currently framed.
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.
Georg Caspari, Munich (acquired by 1930)
Anna Caspari, Munich (by descent from the above. Transferred as collateral to the Dresdner Bank on 31st July 1933 and subsequently subject to forced sale)
Adam Brothers, London (acquired by 1940)
Carstairs Gallery, New York (acquired by 1954)
Mr Edwin C. Vogel, New York (acquired by 1959)
Estate of Edwin C. Vogel, New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1973)
Henry Moore, London
Thence by descent to the present owner