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    Description

    Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902)
    Vesuvius, 1859
    Oil on paper
    5-1/2 x 9-1/8 inches (14.0 x 23.2 cm)
    Bears date and inscription verso: Italian / Vesuvius / 1859

    PROVENANCE:
    [With]Galerie de Tours, 1978;
    Christie's, New York, May 22, 1980, lot 39;
    Sotheby's, New York, July 1, 1982, lot 86;
    Private collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    We thank Melissa Webster Speidel, President of the Bierstadt Foundation and Director of the Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné project, for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.




    More information about Albert Bierstadt, also known as Bierstadt, Albert, Albert Bierstadt.

    Condition Report*: The thick paper is free floating, not adhered to a mat or support. There is evidence of wear along all four corners, with a pin-sized spot of abrasion with possible paper loss in the upper left corner. The work appears dirty. There appears to be a thin horizontal line or restoration running across the upper edge of the work, which is noticeable in plain sight. Under ultralight exam, there appears to be possible evident of inpainting in the right portion of the volcano, along the right edge.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    8th Thursday
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