Description: oil on oak panel
Dimensions: 24.5 x 19.8 cm.; 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.
Medium: oil on oak panel
Condition Report: The small panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface appears in good overall condition with no major damages. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some very old sensitively executed scattered retouchings throughout. The face and collar, however have had very little intervention indeed. The painting is in good overall condition. Offered in a gilt wood frame in fair 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."
Provenance: James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812-60) before 1861;
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Lady Susan Georgiana Broun Bourke (1837-98), by whom brought to Colstoun House, Haddington (according to an old handwritten label on the reverse);
Thence by descent.