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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art (66 Lots)

by Sotheby's


66 lots with images

December 15, 2016

Live Auction

London, United Kingdom

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SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT.,  A.R.A., R.W.S. | Study for a Musician in <em>The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon</em>

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Description: pencil with white and red chalk on red-brown paper

Condition Report: This drawing is in good overall condition. The paper has cockled slightly and appears to be laid-down at the edges. There are a few faint areas of foxing (visible in the photograph). FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple wooden frame with a clean mount and under glass. "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."

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EVELYN DE MORGAN | Study for <em>Luna</em>

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Description: pencil

Condition Report: This drawing is in good overall condition. The paper is flat. There are a few faint areas of foxing in the lower left corner of the paper-sheet and to the girl's hair and minor discolouration to the paper in the lower right and upper right corners. FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple painted wood frame with a clean mount and under glass."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."

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JOHN RILEY WILMER | Piccarda

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas is original and has not been lined. There are some areas of very fine craquelure in the figures, this is only visible on very close inspection. There is a small patch on the reverse of the upper right hand corner. There are some specks of surface dirt and a slightly discoloured layer of surface varnish. Otherwise the work appears to be in good condition. UV reveals a small area of retouching corresponding to the aforementioned patch in the upper right hand corner. There are no further signs of any retouching or restoration. Held in a gilt plaster 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."

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ALBERT JOSEPH MOORE, A.R.W.S. | Portrait of a Girl, Probably Milly Jones

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Description: charcoal on brown paper

Condition Report: This drawing is in good overall condition. The paper is of a coarse type and has imperfections consistent with its texture. There is faint staining to the extreme right of the sheet and the paper is cockled slightly. FRAME The drawing is contained in an attractive gilt-moulded Pre-Raphaelite style frame with egg-and-dart decoration and a gilt wooden mount (under glass)."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."

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SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT.,  A.R.A., R.W.S. | Ancilla Matutina

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Description: watercolour with bodycolour and gold paint over pencil

Condition Report: This drawing is in very good original condition. The paper is flat and there are no signs of cockling or staining. There are minor scuff marks to the extreme lower edge of the sheet where it has been rubbed by the rebate of the frame. The picture is clean and ready to hang. FRAME The watercolour is contained in a simple wooden gilt frame (probably the original) with a clean mount and under glass. The picture has its original backboard bearing exhibition labels."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."

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SIR EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES, BT.,  A.R.A., R.W.S. | Head of a Boy

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Description: pencil

Condition Report: This drawing is in good overall condition. The paper is flat. There are a few very faint areas of foxing close to the centre of the lower edge and the paper-sheet is a little discoloured. FRAME The drawing is contained in a moulded plaster frame with a clean mount (blue) and under glass."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."

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FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A. | Drapery Study of the Seated Girls Watching the Festival Procession in<em> The Daphnephoria</em>

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Description: black and white chalks on blue paper

Condition Report: This drawing is in very good overall condition. The paper is textured and therefore has a few imperfections consistent with its manufacture. The drawing is ready to hang. FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple gilt frame with a slightly stained mount (under glass)."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."

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ANTHONY FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SANDYS | St. Dorothy

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Description: coloured chalk on cream paper with watercolour wash

Condition Report: This drawing is in good overall condition. The paper is a little stained and there are a few areas of foxing, all of which could be removed by a professional paper restorer. The drawing is not laid down. FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple gilt frame with a pale blue mount (under glass)."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."

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SIR EDWARD JOHN POYNTER, BT., P.R.A., R.W.S. | Study of a Woman's Head

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Description: pencil, charcoal and bodycolour

Condition Report: This drawing is in very good overall condition. The paper is a little cockled but does not appear to be laid down. There are no signs of staining or foxing. FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple silver-leafed wooden frame with a pale grey mount (under glass)."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."

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ARTHUR HUGHES | Sunday

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Description: oil on paper

Condition Report: This picture is in very good overall condition. There are two faint horizontal lines of cracking close to the lower edge where it appears the artist has extended or unfolded the canvas. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are no signs of restoration. FRAME This picture is contained in a simple wooden gilt carved frame and under glass with a clean mount."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."

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JAMES SMETHAM | The Chase

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Description: oil on panel

Condition Report: The panel appears to be sound. Minor frame abrasion along the right edge, otherwise the work appears in good overall condition, ready to hang. Under ultraviolet light, there may be a couple of small flecks of retouching to the black dog and above the white dog and in the woods upper left, although the surface is difficult read conclusively. Held under glass in a gilt wood frame with a gilt mount; unexamined out of 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."

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SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, P.R.A. | In the Midst of Battle

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Description: watercolour over pencil with scratching out and gum arabic

Condition Report: The sheet is a little cockled and slightly dirty, otherwise in overall good condition. Held under glass in a wood frame with a cream mount; unexamined out of 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."

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JOHN ATKINSON GRIMSHAW | Boulders in Storsforth Wood

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Description: oil on board

Condition Report: This picture is in excellent condition with strong colours throughout and no signs of craquelure. The board is flat. There is a very small area of paint-loss in the lower right corner and possibly another very minor fleck of paint-loss close to the lower right edge (neither are very noticeable). UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There is a small area of restoration to the rock at the top left of the composition. FRAME Contained in a simple gilt 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."

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SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON | The Widow of Wöhlm

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Description: watercolour

Condition Report: This picture is in good overall condition with strong colours throughout. The paper is flat and there are no signs of cockling. There are a few faint foxing marks to the younger girl's shawl and a small area of discolouration to her forehead. There is also a small area on her pink head-scarf where the gum-Arabic is cracking and there are small areas of paint loss. These could be easily restored by a paper conservator. FRAME This picture is contained in a highly ornate moulded frame (in good condition) which is probably original to the watercolour."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."

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JOHN WILLIAM WATERHOUSE, R.A., R.I. | Study for the head of Venus in <em>The Awakening of Adonis</em>

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is unlined and in very good original condition. The paint surface is clean and the small areas of craquelure (mainly to her hair, to the left of her nose and above her head) are only visible upon close inspection. The picture is ready to hang. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTThere is possibly a very small area of fine retouching to a crack close to the centre of the upper edge.FRAMEThis picture is contained in a moulded plaster and gilt frame (in good condition)."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."

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SIR EDWARD JOHN POYNTER, BT., P.R.A., R.W.S. | Psyche

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Description: watercolour

Condition Report: This watercolour is in excellent condition with bright colours and a clean surface. There are no signs of staining, tearing or foxing and the paper has not cockled or been stained. The picture is ready to hang. FRAME The picture is contained in an attractive Pre-Raphaelite-style gilt frame and under glass."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."

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WILLIAM ETTY, R.A. | Venus and Cupid Descending

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Description: oil on board

Condition Report: This picture is in good condition with strong colours throughout. There is fine craquelure to areas in the sky and the two figures. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are infilling retouchings to the craquelure, particularly to the figures and to the sky above Venus. FRAME This picture is contained in a carved wood and gilt 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."

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WILLIAM HUGGINS | The Poet's Vision, Canto I, Laon and Cythna

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Description: oil on board

Condition Report: This picture is in excellent original condition with strong colours throughout and a clean paint surface. There are signs of very fine craquelure but this is only visible upon very close inspection. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are only very minor flecked retouchings to the figure's chest. FRAME This picture is contained in a carved wood and gilt 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."

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SIR EDWARD JOHN POYNTER, BT., P.R.A., R.W.S. | Cressida

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas has been lined. There is a craquelure pattern across the surface, most noticeably in the green garment around her left arm. Ultraviolet light reveals flecks of retouching to the surface, including to her face, neck and chest and to areas of craquelure in the green garment mentioned above. Held in a modern gilt reproduction 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."

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JOHN ATKINSON GRIMSHAW | A November Morning

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is unlined and in excellent condition with clear colours throughout. There are no signs of craquelure. The picture is clean and ready to hang. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are small areas of retouching in the corners and to the centre of the top edge where the frame rebate has rubbed the paint surface slightly. There are very minor flecked retouchings to the road and a very minor horizontal line of flecked retouching between the trees - probably to fill very small cracks. FRAME Contained in a simple wooden paint-washed 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."

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JOHN WILLIAM GODWARD, R.B.A. | Leaning Against a Column
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CHARLES SPENCELAYH | His Birthday

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The picture is unlined and in excellent condition; The varnish is slightly uneven otherwise the work appears in very good overall condition. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish but no apparent signs of retouching. FRAME Held under glass in a gilt plaster 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."

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SIR EDWIN HENRY LANDSEER, R.A. | Prosperity; Adversity

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Description: both oil on canvas

Condition Report: Both canvases have been lined. There is a fine craquelure pattern across the surfaces. They are slightly dirty and should benefit from light cleaning. PROSPERITY: Ultraviolet light reveals flecked retouchings through the sky, small areas of flecked infillings to the horses neck and barrel. A small area of retouching behind the horses back legs and a small area centre-right of the lower edge. Some frame abrasions and retouching along the right vertical edge. ADVERSITY: Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish which makes the surface difficult to read conclusively but there is a pattern of infilling, particularly to the horse. Both contained in matching Victorian-style gilt frames."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."

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MAUD EARL | Dignity and Impudence

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas has not been lined and undulates slightly in the upper right hand corner. Otherwise the work appears to be in good overall condition. UV light inspection reveals an opaque later of surface varnish, which obscures conclusive reading. There appear to be areas of retouching around the head of the left hand dog and a few small flecks to the head of the right hand dog. Some possible further touches to the back of the left hand dog and a few small areas to the upper right corner. Held in a gild plaster 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."

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RICHARD ANSDELL, R.A. | Sammie

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: Original canvas, central stretcher bar marks. Areas of craquelure particularly to the foreground, the legs of the dog. The paint surface is thin in areas and a little dirty. Some areas of paint loss to the centre of the foreground. Ultraviolet light reveals small flecked retouchings in the sky, areas of infilling to the foreground and to the dog. Held in its probable original exhibition 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."

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THOMAS SIDNEY COOPER, R.A. | An Intercepted Raid, Ettrick Shepherd

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas has been relined. There is a faint craquelue pattern across the surface. There is a small area of paint loss, approx. 2 by 1cm., to the brown and white cow standing behind the goat in the water on the left. There are also some surface abrasions across the canvas, the most significant of these being: on the left-hand side of the largest mountain and another in the sky just above this; in the river below the central black coloured cow, and across the front left leg of the light brown cow to the right of the central white bull. These do not visually detract from the picture as a whole, which appears in good overall condition. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT UV light reveals scattered areas of retouching in the sky, mainly about the edges; in an area near the upper left corner, and to the above mentioned abrasion by the mountain. There is an area of sweeping retouching along the lower left edge and scattered retouchings throughout the foreground, including the above mentioned abrasions, and also in other places across the canvas. FRAME Held in original exhibition 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."

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DAVID JAMES | Waves off the Cornish Coast

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Description: oil on canvas, sold with the original frame

Condition Report: The picture is relined and in very good condition with clear, strong colours throughout. There are very faint signs of craquelure to localised areas in the clouds but this is only visible upon close inspection. The picture is clean and ready to hang. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are fine flecked retouchings to infill craquelure, mainly caused by the stretcher bars. There are other small areas of retouching within the clouds on the lefts side. FRAME contained in a reeded white-painted 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."

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HENRY MOORE, R.A., R.W.S. | Mist Rising From the Sea

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Description: watercolour

Condition Report: This watercolour is in good condition. The paper is a little discoloured in the sky and there are a few faint foxing marks. The paper is flat in the frame and there are no tears or creases. FRAME The picture is contained in a simple gilt frame with a gold mount and under glass."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."

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HENRY WOODS, R.A. | San Trovaso, Venice

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The picture is unlined, in clean condition and ready to hang. There are no visible sign of craquelure. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are areas of retouching to the sky and the canal, a small are to the left of the standing male figure and to the right of the woman at the well. There are minor flecked retouchings around the hands of the main woman and to the cheek of the little girl. There is also a small area of retouching to the white area on the building on the extreme right. FRAME Contained in a moulded gilt 'sweep' 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."

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GEORGE ELGAR HICKS, R.B.A. | Sketch for <em>The General Post Office, One Minute to Six</em>

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Description: oil on panel

Condition Report: At some point in its history the panel has split horizontally and has been restored but the restoration has discoloured and the picture would probably benefit from being restored again. The panel has been cradled across the back and is now flat. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are retouchings to the crack. FRAME Contained in a simple white-wash and gilt 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."

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JAMES WEBB | St. Pauls from the River

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is in good condition with clear colouring throughout. The picture is relined and there is fine craquelure in the sky but this appears to be stable. The picture is ready to be hung. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are retouchings in the sky, probably to fill craquelure. The varnish appears opaque. FRAME This picture is contained in a wooden gilt 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."

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SAMUEL BOUGH, R.S.A. | London from Shooters Hill

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas has been lined. The work is in good overall condition and is clean and ready to hang. UV light inspection reveals areas of retouching throughout the work. Held in a gilt 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."

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WILLIAM POWELL FRITH, R.A. | Poverty and Wealth

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The picture is unlined and in good condition. The paint surface is a little dirty and may benefit from a light clean. There is a very faint craquelure pattern but this is only visible upon close inspection. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are flecked retouchings throughout but these appear to be cosmetic infillings and there are no repaired tears or holes. The varnish is a little opaque and uneven. FRAME The picture is contained in an attractive Victorian gilt moulded 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."

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JOHN MACVICAR ANDERSON | The Palace of Westminster from the Thames

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is in good un-restored condition. It is unlined and the paint surface is dirty with a few small splashes of paint - the picture would be greatly improved by cleaning. There is a fine craquelure pattern across the sky but this is only visible upon close inspection. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are no signs of restoration. FRAME Contained in the original exhibition frame (with minor losses to the mouldings)."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."

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CHARLES SPENCELAYH | Visitors Expected

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is in excellent original condition with rich colours throughout. The picture is unlined and the paint surface is stable - there are no signs of craquelure. The painting is clean and ready to hang. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are very minor flecked retouchings to the ear of the figure and small retouchings to the edges of the canvas where the paint surface has been rubbed by the rebate of the frame. FRAME This picture is contained in a simple dark-wood 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."

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CHARLES SPENCELAYH | The Latest News

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is in very good condition with rich colours throughout. The picture is relined and there are no signs of craquelure. The picture is clean and ready to hang. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are minor flecked retouchings to the face and to his hat and other minor cosmetic retouchings to the background all of which have been well executed and are not visible to the naked eye. FRAME The picture is contained in a gilt moulded 'Watts- Style' 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."

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MONTAGUE DAWSON, R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. | A French Sloop

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is in very good condition with strong colours. The canvas has a wax lining. There is only a small area of fine craquelure to the cloud on the extreme right. The paint surface appears to be a little discoloured and may benefit from a light clean. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There do not appear to be any retouchings. FRAME The picture is contained in a moulded plaster gilt 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."

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE, R.A. | Spithead, 4th August 1889. H.I.M. the Emperor of Germany and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales Inspecting the

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas does not appear to have been lined and is undulating slightly in the corners. There are some areas of faint craquelure in the right hand portion of the sky. There is a slightly discoloured layer of surface varnish and some minor specks of surface dirt. There is some rubbing and abrasion to the left hand framing edge with some resultant flakes of paint loss Otherwise the work appears to be in fair condition. UV light inspection reveals some areas of retouching in the sky and around the ship's rigging. There is an area of retouching in the prow of the ship which is visible to the naked eye on very close inspection. A few minor touches elsewhere. Held in a gilt 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."

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JOHN ATKINSON GRIMSHAW | Glasgow

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The picture is unlined and there are two small wax repairs to the reverse (u.l. of the composition). There are a couple of minor surface scratches in the sky - visible upon close inspection. There are areas of fine texture to the road. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are two small areas of retouching in the upper left of the sky. The picture would benefit from having the retouchings reapplied. There is another small area of flecked retouching in the road. The varnish is uneven and opaque. FRAME The picture is contained in a gilt moulded 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."

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HERBERT JAMES DRAPER | Portrait of Miss Barbara de Selincourt

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The picture is unlined. The paint surface is a little dirty and may benefit from a light clean. Faint horizontal stretcher-bar cracking across the centre. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are flecked retouchings to the girl's face and to her arm and a few small areas on her skirt. There are other retouchings in the background but all of these appear to be cosmetic and there are no holes or tears. FRAME The picture is contained in an attractive gilt moulded 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."

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WILLIAM LOGSDAIL | Portrait of a Lady, Traditionally Identified as Bessie Burton
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JOHN ATKINSON GRIMSHAW | Sand, Sea and Sky, A Summer Phantasy

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Description: oil on paper laid on canvas

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JOSEPH EDWARD SOUTHALL, R.W.S. | The Green at Banbury

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Description: watercolour and bodycolour

Condition Report: This picture is in very good overall condition. The sheet is flat and there are no signs of cockling, tears or creasing. The paper has discoloured slightly but this is not distracting. FRAME The picture is contained in a simple gilt frame and under glass."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."

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EDWARD STOTT, A.R.A. | A Spring Idyll

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Description: coloured chalk with pencil

Condition Report: This picture is in very good condition with strong colours. The paper is a little cockled but this is only noticeable upon close inspection. FRAME The picture is contained in a gilt reeded frame and under glass."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."

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HELEN ALLINGHAM, R.W.S. | The Ancient Oak

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Description: watercolour

Condition Report: This picture is in excellent condition with strong colours. There are no signs of foxing, tearing or staining. The picture is ready to hang. FRAME Contained in a gilt frame with a clean mount and under glass."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."

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SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS, P.R.A., R.W.S. | Exmoor Ponies; Sketch of a Groom

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Description: both watercolour

Condition Report: Both sheets appear sound and have not been laid down. There are some spots of staining in the upper right corner of sketch of the man, probably contemporary to the sketch; some other small spots of surface dirt. Both works appear in good overall condition. There is a small crease to the centre of the sketch of the groom. Both sheets are a little time-stained. FRAMES Both held in a two-windowed mount, beigee coloured, in a simple dark coloured wood 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."

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ALBERT CHEVALLIER TAYLER | Women Arranging Flowers

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: This picture is unlined and in good condition. There are no signs of craquelure. There is a slightly discoloured layer of surface dirt which may benefit from being cleaned. There are areas of rich impasto. UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT There are no signs of retouching. FRAME Contained in a reeded gilt 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."

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WALTER LANGLEY, R.I. | A Cornish Village Maiden
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WALTER LANGLEY, R.I. | Pleasant News

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Description: watercolour

Condition Report: The sheet appears sound. Slightly discoloured with some isolated spots of foxing; otherwise the work appears in good overall condition. FRAME Held in a simple gilt wood frame with a clean mount and under glass."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."

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