Description: watercolor heightened with white on card
Dimensions: 10 1/8 by 7 1/8 in.
Medium: watercolor heightened with white on card
Condition Report: Watercolor heightened with white on card, the edges of which are irregular. Remnants of old adhesive and an old mat can be seen scattered at the edges. The surface presents well. Time and mat staining visible around the edges and in a horizontal line at upper center verso.
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.
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Literature: "The Grosvenor Gallery,"
The Magazine of Art, London, 1885, p. 328, illustrated
Wilfrid Meynell, ed.,
The Modern School of Art, vol. IV, n.d. (
circa 1887), p. 133, illustrated
George Clausen and the Picture of English Rural Life, Edinburgh,
2012, p. 217, under note 102
Provenance: John L. Laird, Esq., London (and sold, his sale, Christie's, London, May 1, 1913, lot 184, as
The Woodman's Return, sold together with
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Fraser (acquired at the above sale)
Mary Pickford, Santa Monica, California (and sold, her estate, The J.M. Goodman Auction Gallery, Glendale, California, March 13-15, 1981, lot 1018, illustrated, as
Monochrome Grey Watercolor by the Artist George Clausen,
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner