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Raphael Soyer (1899 - 1987)



March 23, 2005
New York, NY, US

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signed Raphael Soyer and dated 1942, l.r.; also signed and titled Raphael Soyer "Studio Interior" on a piece of the original stretcher

oil on canvas

Condition Note: Canvas is lined. SURFACE: in generally good condition; craquelure throughout--most of it fine, some of it more pronounced UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: large "blotchy" areas of inpaint all along upper part of background/top of wall (affects the back of her head as well); aside from this, several scattered small spots of inpainting, most of them for craquelure fill-in; there is a small repaired tear (about 2 in. long) at lower left

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


Mrs. George G. Ornstein, New York
Garelick's Gallery, Detroit, Michigan


New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art; San Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts; Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts; Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Raphael Soyer, October 1967-December 1968, no. 43, p. 77, illustrated p. 41 (as Young Woman in Studio)

Lloyd Goodrich, Raphael Soyer, New York, 1972, illustrated p. 136 (as Young Woman in Studio)


40 by 30 in.

101.6 by 76.2 cm.

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March 23, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US