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Lorenzo Valles

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Lorenzo Valles

Spanish

1831 - 1910

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signed L. Valles (lower left)

oil on panel

panel: 12 1/2 by 17 7/8 in.; 31.7 by 45.4 cm

framed: 20 5/8 by 26 in.; 52.3 by 66 cm

The panel is in good condition. Three tiny spots of paint loss below the central seated figure's foot; minor frame abrasion to the left and right edges with small associated loss at the lower right corner. Small vertical surface scratch measuring approximately 1 inch by the basket of flowers. Under UV light, small line of inpainting above the lower edge to the foreground; area of retouching at the left edge; some scattered retouching above the seated figure with a fan and above the shoulder of the flower girl, to the left of the mirror, and in the upper right corner; one or two areas of retouching elsewhere under an opaque layer of varnish that fluoresces green. None of these detract from the overall impression.
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.
Sale: Christie's, London, 20 March 1998, lot 108
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner