Lot 53: MELA MUTER | The Adoration and The Entombment (recto-verso)
November 30, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil and gesso on wood
The board is sound. Double-sided. One side of the work (with the farm scene) has been recently reviewed and worked on by a conservator. Spots of loss to the gesso and oil have been repainted expertly and it is in fine condition to hang. There are some small visible areas of bubbling to the pigment, and some minor craquelure and stray scuffs and scratches. The verso has more visible losses of gesso and oil and would benefit by review from a conservator. Sold unframed.
"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.
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Provenance: Private collection, New York, circa 1960s
Dimensions: 129 by 113cm., 50¾ by 44½in.
Medium: oil and gesso on wood