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Lot 65: ATTRIBUTED TO MAJOR-GENERAL WALTER FANE | Portrait of Sir Charles Napier (1782-1853) kicking up the dust

Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and stopping out;
inscribed lower centre: Kicking up a dust

Condition Report: The colours of this watercolour have remained in good condition. There is some discolouration to the sheet, which may have been caused by the old mount. The is some minor scattered foxing.
"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."

Dimensions: 370 by 520 mm.; 14 1/2 by 20 1/4 in.

Literature: J.G.A. Baird, Private Letters of the Marquess of Dalhousie, Edinburgh 1910, p. 104a;
R. Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, vol. 1, p.334; vol. II, pl. 658

Medium: Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and stopping out;
inscribed lower centre: Kicking up a dust

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