Lot 63: GEORGE BELLOWS | Preliminaries (Mason 24)
October 28, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Lithograph, 1916, inscribed in pencil with the artist's name and initialed by his daughter 'J.B.B.', numbered 52, from the edition of 67, on Japan paper, framed
The print is in good condition, with full margins. Pale mat-stain in margins with a few miniscule fox marks. A 1.5 inch diagonal loss at upper right corner. Remnants of previous hinge tape adhered to upper left and right corners. A diagonal printer's crease in the image at upper left. A two inch faint horizontal abrasion to the sheet at upper center edge, visible under raking light. The verso in good condition, with a pencil mark behind the aforementioned printer's crease and faint areas of surface dirt in the margins.
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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H.V. Allison & Co., New York
Sold Christie's New York, May 3, 1999, lot 96
Dimensions: image: 400 by 495 mm 15 1/4 by 19 1/2 in