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Lot 121: GEORGE BENJAMIN LUKS | Old Schoolhouse, Ryders

American Art, Including the Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: watercolor over traces of pencil on paper

Condition Report: Watercolor over traces of pencil on paper, faint overall buckling to sheet, a minor loss to upper center of sheet (under mat), a 3/4 inch crease at upper center edge and a 1/4 inch dog ear crease to upper right corner. Recto: In generally good condition aside from faint discoloration to extreme edges and a few scattered pindots of foxing. Colors are bright. Verso: overall discoloration and hinged by two pieces of white tape at upper corners.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance: Harris M. Steinberg
Frank K.M. Rehn, New York
Rita and Daniel Fraad, 1957 (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 1, 2004, lot 35)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Dimensions: 14 by 20 inches

Exhibited: New York, Frank K.M. Rehn, Water Colors by George Luks, 1957, no. 6
Brooklyn, New York, The Brooklyn Museum; Andover, Massachusetts, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, American Painting: Selections from the Collection of Daniel and Rita Fraad, 1964, no. 49, p. 59, illustrated
New York, Owen Gallery, The Eight, 2005

Medium: watercolor over traces of pencil on paper

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