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Federico Bartolini

The Carpet Seller

Federico Bartolini

Federico Bartolini

The Carpet Seller

The Carpet Seller

Federico Bartolini

Italian

1861 - 1908

The Carpet Seller


signed FBartolini lower right

watercolour on paper

Unframed: 76 by 54.5cm., 30 by 21½in.

Framed: 105.5 by 84cm., 41½ by 33in.

The work has been examined out of frame and is in good overall condition ready to hang. There appears to be some slight staining to the sheet in the upper right corner.


"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."

John Welles Hollenback, New York (according to an inscription on the reverse)
Hollenback (1827-1923) was an American financier and philanthropist and had extensive business and mining interests in Wilkes-Barre and the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. He lived most of the time with his daughter Emily Hollenback Taylor in Wilkes-Barre but also had a mansion on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. As a wealthy family they made frequent grand tours of Europe and traveled extensively in the United States, mostly in the West. It may have been on one of these journeys that he purchased the present work.