Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51 by 75cm., 20 by 29½in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas has an old lining. Ultra-violet light reveals an even layer of residual varnish. Scattered spots of retouching are visible, including: - clusters of retouching in the sky in the upper left quadrant; - small spots of cosmetic retouching in the right cheek and arm of the woman playing with the child and in the child's left arm and leg; and - minor spots in the faces and in the clothing of the three figures in the centre; However, these retouchings are not visible to the naked eye and do not affect the appearance of the work, which is very good. Overall, this work is in good condition and is 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.
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: Private collection, Argentina (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 1996, lot 152)
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Haynes Fine Art, London (purchased at the above sale)
Purchased from the above by the aunt of the present owner in 1996; thence by descent