Henri Bin, Paris David Findlay Galleries, New York (sold: Sotheby's, New York, February 26, 1981, lot 54) Private Collection, Los Angeles (acquired at the above sale) Thence by descent to the present owner
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Dina Vierny.
Canvas is lined. In good condition aside from pigment separation in trees along riverbank. Cracquelure in sky upper center. Approx. 3-inch diagonal line of cracquelure in center from woman's face to riverbank. Scratches to paint surface upper left. Under UV: minute scattered spots of in-paint in the sky. 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.