Sale: Sotheby's, New York, October 29, 1987, lot 408, illustrated (as Diana) Sale: Christie's, New York, October 25, 1996, lot 199, illustrated Private Collection (acquired at the above sale) Acquired in 2008
Canvas laid down on board. Finely patterned and stable craquelure faintly visible in the sky in the upper right. Under UV: Finely patterned inpainting through the sky at upper right to address craquelure. Several thin strokes of inpainting in the moon and extending through figure's arm and face, possibly to address an old stretcher bar mark. An isolated dot of inpainting in body, and a couple of additional dots in the sky at upper left and lower right. 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.