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Lot 36: JOHN SLOAN | The Café at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: conte crayon on paper
In good condition, generally; mild soiling to surface: a few scattered spots of light staining/foxing, mostly along edges which are darker than the rest of the sheet. Under the mat, there is a loss at lower right corner and right edge. There is a repaired 1 inch tear at left center edge and another 1/2 inch repaired tear at lower left corner. The sheet edges are uneven and there is are small losses at lower and upper left edges. Verso: moderate soiling and a scattered dots of foxing. Work is hinged at upper edge by four pieces of cloth tape.
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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Kraushaar Galleries, New York
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Dimensions: 13 by 20 1/4 inches
Literature: Elizabeth H. Hawkes, John Sloan’s Illustrations in Magazines and Books, Newark, Delaware, 1993, no. 71, p.56
Medium: conte crayon on paper
Saleroom Notice: Please note that this illustration created for Harvey J. O'Higgins, "The Steady," in McClure's Magazine in August 1905 and the additional literature.