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Graham Sutherland

The Toad

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

The Toad

The Toad

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Graham Sutherland

1903 - 1980

The Toad


signed Sutherland (upper left)

oil and pencil on canvas

unframed: 127 by 102.5cm.; 50 by 40¼in.

framed: 142.5 by 117cm.; 56 by 46in.

Executed in 1962.

Original canvas. Canvas pulls towards the corners. The canvas is slightly slack on its stretcher. The work appears to be in very good overall condition. There are very minor flecks of paint loss in places. Faint abrasions can be seen to the extreme framing edges. There are a few scattered pin holes. There is a light scuff in the lower left corner and a few others elsewhere. There are specks of matter and light surface dirt. Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching. The work is held in a gilt wooden frame.


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"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."

Douglas Cooper, London and Argilliers
Redfern Gallery, London, where acquired by Mr & Mrs G.J. Shear, 13 June 1979

London, Tate Gallery, Dunn International, November - December 1963, no. 89, with tour to Darmstadt, Germany 
London, Tate Gallery, Graham Sutherland, May - July 1982, no. 196, illustrated in the catalogue p. 149
London, Olympia, Graham Sutherland, February - March 2003, no. 50