IL TERRA ITALIANO. Watercolour on paper, signed, titled, dated Mar. 20, 1983 and inscribed #5. 55.8 x 76.2 cm. (22 x 30 in.). Unframed. Proceeds from the sale of this lot to benefit Casey House through the Treasures with Heart program.
Glossary of Terms
The terms and statements in the glossary are qualified statements and are made subject to the provisions of the conditions of sale.
Dimensions are given height before width in centimetres followed by inches in parenthesis. Pictures are framed unless otherwise stated.
In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist's forenames are not known, a series of asterisks precede the surname with or without initials.
Attributed to Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a work by the artist, in whole or in part.
Studio of Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a work executed by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist, possibly under his supervision.
Circle of Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a work by an unknown hand associated with the named artist.
Follower of Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a work executed in the artist's style by a contemporary or nearly contemporary painter.
Manner of Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist and probably of a later date.
After Thomas Gainsborough
In our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist and of any date.
In our opinion the work has been signed/dated by the artist.
In our opinion may or may not be in the artist's hand.
In our opinion the signature/date is by a hand other than that of the artist.
Printed or illustrated reference substantiating or further developing the opinion shown.
Indicates previous owners or collections.
Key for Glass & Porcelain
sc = Insignificant chips due to age and heavy use
mc = Minor chips
lc = Prominent chips
xlc = Pronounced chips
h = Hairline crack or cracks
ck = Crack or cracks
r = Rim
b = Base
n = Neck
A = Extra fine
B = Finely mended
C = Well mended
D = Simply mended
E = Roughly mended
Furniture measurements: Height, width, depth. Diameter: unless specified, means outside diameter.
Metric measurement: Centimeters and grams rounded to the nearest 1/10.
The following are examples of the terminology used in this catalogue. Please note that all measurements are approximate, with height followed by width. All works are sold unframed.
Glossary of Sizes
47 H x 27 W in.
The standard size used in U.S. theatres.
60 H x 40 H in.
Usually printed on heavier stock paper and unfolded.
'30 x 40'
40 H x 30 W in.
Same as above.
81 H x 41 W in.
Stock paper printed on three separate sheets and pasted directly on walls. As a result, very few survive.
81 H x 81 W in.
Stock paper printed on six separate sheets and pasted directly on walls. Also quite rare.
22 H x 28 W in.
36 H x 14 H in.
22 H x 14 W in. or 18 H x 14 W in.
Jumbo Window Card
28 H x 22 W in.
11 H x 14 W in.
Usually printed in sets of eight, including a title card (with poster art and film credits).
Approximately 24 H x 82 W in.
Approximately 40 H x 60 W in.
Approximately 42 H x 27 W in.
40 H x 27 W in.
81 H x 40 W in.
30 H x 40 W in.
The standard British poster still used.
British Double Crown
30 H x 20 W in.
Approximately 22 H x 18 W in.
33 H x 24 W in. (pre-1939) or 22 H x 14 W in. (post-1946)
33 H x 23 W in.
33 H x 23 W in.
63 H x 47 W in.
The standard French poster still used.
33 H x 23 W in. or 23 H x 33 W
46 H x 33 W in.
Approximately 18 H x 26 W in.
The Italian version of a lobby card.
28 H x 13 W in
The Italian version of an insert.
Approximately 42 H x 28 W in.
Italian Due Foglio
55 H x 39 W in.
The standard Italian poster still used.
Italian Quatro Foglio
78 H x 55 W in.
Various sizes: 29 H x 20 W in.;
20 H x 15 W in.; 27 H x 20 W in.;
58 H x 20 W in.
36 H x 26 W in.
Approximately 11 H x 16 W in. or 16 H x 11 W in.
36 H x 26 W in.
Glossary of Condition
Condition 'A'- Very fine to near mint.
Larger posters feature rich colours and clear definition. If backed with linen and/or conservation paper there may be nominal restoration at the folds or the immediate fold areas. Lobby cards, inserts and half-sheets are typically unrestored but may have corner pinholes or negligible tears at the margin.
Condition 'B' - Very good to fine.
Larger posters feature above average colour and clarity. If backed there may be some minor restoration past the folded areas and negligible paper loss. Small posters and lobby cards may have slightly more noticeable pinholes and small tears, and generally look less pristine.
Condition 'C' - Fair to good.
Larger posters feature average quality colour and clarity, often with restoration to the artwork and noticeable paper loss. Lobby cards may have more apparent border damage and look slightly more used. Small posters may have pronounced border and/or fold damage.
+ or - indicates the high or low end of a grade.