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Lot 16: ANDREW WYETH | Orchard Knoll
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: watercolor and scratching out on paper
The following condition report has been provided by Antonio Alvarez, Antonio Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc., 29 West 36th Street, New York, NY, 212-254-2255. Mr. Alvarez is an independent conservator and not an employee of Sotheby's: This watercolor and pencil on paper is in very good condition overall. The paper is hinged in three places along the verso top edge with two hinge remnants at the verso lower right and left edges. Mild planar distortions are visible and are most likely due to the media application. There is one original 3/4" x 1/8" paper loss on the left edge 10" up from the bottom edge. Visually, the paper appears to exhibit slight surface soiling and is mildly oxidized from contact with acidic material and a natural process of aging due to light exposure. Note: All abrasions in the paper are intentional and original to the execution by the artist.
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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R. Frederick Woolworth, New York (a gift from the artist)
Frederick C. Woolworth, Santa Fe, New Mexico (by descent from the above)
Michael Woolworth, Paris (from the above)
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Dimensions: 20 by 28 inches
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Andrew Wyeth - Recent Paintings, 1958
Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Art Gallery, Andrew Wyeth, 1963
Medium: watercolor and scratching out on paper