The Kresge Collection, Michigan Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1988
Elisabeth Sonrel was a painter of portraits, romantic figurative subjects, landscapes and rural subjects. Her paintings were inspired by Renaissance artists, particularly Botticelli, literature such as the Arthurian legends and Dante, and the Pre-Raphaelites and French Symbolists. The present works evocatively illustrate her many inspirations and personal style.
Watercolor and gouache over pencil and India ink on brown/gray paper. The work is adhered to the mat along the upper edge. All but the top edge of the sheet have been unevenly cut. The colors remain vibrant and fresh and the surface presents well aside from minor surface dirt and dust. There are artist pinholes in the upper corners. Tape residue visible verso. 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.