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John William Waterhouse on Sale Now at Auction

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

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

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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Live Auction: 5 days 3 hours

Starting bid: £32,000 (0 bids)

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Description: John William Waterhouse, R.A. (1849-1917) Female head study for 'A Naiad' oil on canvas laid on board 11 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. (30 x 26 cm.)

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