Description: oil, gouache and crayon on paper
Dimensions: 16 by 9 inches
Medium: oil, gouache and crayon on paper
Condition Report: Oil, gouache and crayon on paper. In good condition, overall; sheet is a thick paper which appears to be hand-cut; a long vertical crease or paper fault starts at upper left corner and runs down about 6 inches; a few smaller repaired tears along the edges; some soiling to surface: along edges (from handling) and discolorations consistent with drawing's use as a preparatory work--on verso are a few of the artist's w/c test marks; pinholes at 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.
Literature: Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990, no. 1257, p. 516, illustrated
Provenance: Charles Prendergast (acquired directly from the estate of the artist, his brother, 1924)
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Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 1954
Joseph Hirshhorn, 1954
Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1966 (sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 29, 1990, lot 78)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner