Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 81 by 122cm., 32 by 48in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas has been lined. There is some minor drying craquelure visible upon very close inspection in some of the figures. Ultra-violet light reveals a circa 7by4cm area of retouching in the sky in the upper left quadrant, possibly addressing an old tear, and some other very minor scattered spots of cosmetic retouching, including intermittent spots along the extreme right framing edge and other minor scattered spots in the ice and in the sky. However, the main composition appears to be untouched. Overall, this work is in good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a decorative 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.
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Provenance: Private collection, Connecticut (sale: Shannon's, Milford, 28 October 2010, lot 48)
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