Collection of the artist, Italy Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993
"I bought this painting directly from Mr. Abdulhalim Radwi in 1993 during his stay in Italy. He came to paint two big single wings that were for the main entrance of the International King Fahd Airport in Dahran. During his stay he painted this piece that I acquired and which had the inscription, 'con mia amicizia a Karim', a dedication to me on the reverse."
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a small rubbing mark in centre. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is very accurate. "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."