Jean-Leon Gerome on Sale Now at Auction
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000
Description: Jean Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) Thoroughbred Bronze, mid-brown patina, depicting a horse standing on naturalistic base, signed in cast "J.L. Gerome", marked 6969 and foundry inscription "Siot Paris". H: 25, W; 23 1/4, D: 6 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: A smaller version of the model sold at Christie's New York, January 29-30, 2000.
Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.View additional info and full condition report »
Live Auction: 12 days 3 hours
Description: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This painting was probably originally 4 inches shorter than it is today. It seems that the artist himself added a strip of canvas across the top in order to enlarge the composition; this original join is slightly visible. The paint layer is clean and stable. Under ultraviolet light, one can see a slight residue of a milky varnish. There is some restoration in the lower left portion of the figure's yellow robe, and a number of small finely placed retouches in the upper left quadrant that are not easily visible under ultraviolet light. The condition of the figures on the right side of the picture, the street below the figures and the animals is terrific. This picture is in beautiful state and should be hung in its current condition."This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."View additional info and full condition report »