Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 27 by 16 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is wax-lined. SURFACE: in generally good condition; figures are clean, crisp, but, there is craquelure with cupping throughout background--as it is just in the all-white background, doesn't particularly take away from image aesthetically. UNDER UV: there are a few lines and areas of inpainting in the background to address craquelure, though the central figures are clean.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Literature: Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. A655, p. 503, illustrated p. 502
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