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Carlos Mérida

Canto al Maya

Carlos Mérida

Carlos Mérida

Canto al Maya

Canto al Maya

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Legendary Masters: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection

Carlos Mérida

1891 - 1985

Canto al Maya


signed Carlos Mérida and dated 1951 (lower center); signed Carlos Mérida and titled (on the reverse) 

oil on canvas

22⅛ by 19¼ in.

56.2 by 48.7 cm.

Executed in 1951.

This work is in excellent condition. The canvas has never been removed from its original stretcher. The paint layer is clean and unvarnished. A few tiny spots of retouching can be seen around the extreme edges. No other retouches are visible. The artist has applied a thin glaze to the white color in order to adjust its tonality. This is all original to the artist. The work should be hung as is.

(This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)


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.

Lester Wolfe, New York
Sotheby's New York, 30 May 1984, lot 184 (consigned by the estate of the above) 
Private Collection (acquired at the above sale) 
Marta Gutiérrez Fine Art, Miami
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 1987 
New York, The Rockefeller University, Contemporary Mexican Art, 1965-66, no. 7