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Property of an Important Private Swiss collection
1860 - 1938
gouache, pastel and pencil on paper
56.1 by 76.4cm., 22⅛ by 30in.
Framed: 76.5 by 98cm., 30⅛ by 38⅝in.
Executed circa 1909.
Executed on a full sheet of cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount at each corner. There are three artist's pinholes to the upper left corner and an artist's pinhole to the lower left, upper right and lower right corners. The sheet is slightly undulating. There is a small loss to the lower left corner as well as a small tear and a flattened crease towards the corner of the lower left edge. There is a small loss to the dark green pigment towards the upper left edge and a few tiny flecks of paint loss to the white houses. There are a few small scuffs and surface accretions in places to the sheet. The sheet is slightly time-stained and there are some spots of foxing in places only visible on the verso. The colours have retained a wonderful vibrancy. This work is in overall very good condition.
"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."