Description: comprising three painted panels depicting the numerous buildings comprising the City Palace set amids foliage in the background and a walled island garden in the foreground, with boat on lake and scattered figures
Dimensions: each panel: 217 by 78cm.
Condition Report: In good condition, colours bright, the current owner carried out some restoration and cleaning, including overpainting to sections throughout as visible through UV light. minor vertical hairline cracks visible in wood panels, each panel set within a painted black frame held together with drilled pins, slightly loose to one panel on bottom left-hand corner, reverse painted green with loops at the top edge for hanging, as viewed.
"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."
Provenance: Foire des Antiquaire, Bruxelles, 1988.
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Sotheby’s New York, 20-21 September 1985, lot 691.