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Fernando Botero

El taller de Vermeer

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 USD

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

El taller de Vermeer

El taller de Vermeer

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 USD

Lot sold:

403,200

USD

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Legendary Masters: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection

Fernando Botero

b. 1932

El taller de Vermeer


signed Botero and dated 64 (lower right); signed Botero, titled and dated 64 (on the reverse) 

oil and paper collage on canvas

41 by 42 in.

104.4 by 106.7 cm.

Executed in 1964. 

This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Minor frame abrasion is present along each of the extreme edges of the canvas. A minor 1/8 inch spot of media loss is present in the upper center quadrant, at the uppermost edge of the frame element. Four isolated 1-inch circular areas of spiderweb craquelure are present in the upper left quadrant in the deep brown border. Under UV: the artist's chosen varnish fluoresces strongly. A 1-inch diagonal spot of dark fluorescence in the upper left corner may correspond to inpainting. The work is ready to hang. framed.


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.

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CDS Gallery, New York 
Acquired from the above in 1983 by the present owner 
Marcel Paquet, Botero, Philosophie de la Création, Tielt, 1985, no. 53, p. 83, illustrated
Giorgio Soavi, Fernando Botero, Milan, 1988, no. 39, p. 67, illustrated in color
Caracas, Estudio Actual, Homenaje a Botero, 1976 
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection, 2013, no. 68, p. 173, illustrated in color