Description: oil and pencil on canvas
Dimensions: overall: 50 by 76cm.; 20 by 30in.
Medium: oil and pencil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas is original. It undulates very slightly in places, most visible in the right half of the canvas, but appears sound. There are light stretcher bar marks visible to the right edge and right of the lower edge. There are a couple of tiny pushes to the left of the canvas - to the upper left of the highchair and to the upper left of the baby's hair. There is very minor frame abrasion at intervals to the extreme edges. There is a tiny fleck of loss to the black counter container. There are some small accretions and some rubbing to the canvas where the vertical strip of canvas slip divides the left and right halves, and faint handling marks to the extreme right edge. There is minor surface dirt and studio matter in places. Subject to the above, the work appears in very good overall condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching. The work is held behind glass in a gilt painted wooden frame with a canvas slip and a canvas slip divide between the oil to the left and right drawing to the right. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"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."
Exhibited: Cookham, Stanley Spencer Gallery, summer 1972, cat. no.28 (details untraced);
Cookham, Stanley Spencer Gallery, on long-term loan, 1996-2018.
Literature: Keith Bell,
Stanley Spencer: A Complete Catalogue of the
Phaidon, London, cat. no.313, illustrated p.473.
Provenance: J.S. Birt and thence by descent to the present owner
Request more information