Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 35 3/8 by 55 1/2 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes, Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. The work has been restored. It has never been abraded and the details throughout the picture, particularly the lower half, are very well preserved. As one would expect in large scale pictures such as this, there are areas that do need attention. In the darker colors of the trees in the back of the road in the foreground, a few cracks have been retouched. In the beach there is a slightly uneven area of darker pigment between the grass and water which has been retouched slightly. In the sky on the right side we can see the faint remnants of a pentemento here in the water and the lower sky. This pentemento stretches upwards towards the upper right corner. On the left side, there is an old pentemento of what appears to be a large tree, with the trunk extending down through the white doves towards the top of the house on the left side. These indications of a previous composition have been reduced in retouching. Pentimente are a normal and interesting development in art and certainly not considered to be damage. The retouches have been applied carefully and thoughtfully. The work should be hung in its current state.
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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Exhibited: New York, Kennedy Galleries,
An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, March 1970, no. 5
Literature: Anthony F. Janson,
Worthington Whittredge, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989, p. 142, illustrated fig. 108
Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, by 1970
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Acquired by the present owner from the above,