Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16¼ by 20¼in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas has not been lined. There are pin-head size nail holes visible in the four corners, a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout the picture and some small scattered dirt spots. There are also two very small spots of paint loss in the background in the lower right and lower left quadrant of the composition, and one spot of flaking in the leaf to the left. However, these are not distracting and are mainly visible under close inspection. Ultra-violet light reveals no sign of restoration. Overall, this work is in good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a silver wooden frame.
"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: Sale: Bernaerts, Antwerp, 1996
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Purchased at the above sale by the present owner