Lot 86: AMERICAN SCHOOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY | Off Sandy Hook, New Jersey
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
OIl on canvas. Canvas is wax-lined. SURFACE: in fair condition; discolored varnish; widely-spaced craquelure, most noticeable in sky; pigment separation in the water; pressed, abraded surface; scattered spots of turned repaints, mostly in sails; a probable paint loss, left of second-largest ship (left of center). UNDER UV: scattered inapinting thorughout and craquelure fill in the waves; scattered spots of inpainting in right half of sky and inpainting along all edges.
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.
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Estate of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Acquired from the above as a gift, 1980
Dimensions: 25 3/4 by 35 3/4 inches
Medium: oil on canvas