Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange studied under Signac, whose Pointillist style is evident in her work. They became lovers around 1908. In 1913 Signac left his wife to live with her, though she was also married; she gave birth to their child, a daughter, Ginette, in October that year. They continued to live together until Signac's death in 1935.
The canvas is unlined and in good condition; the picture surface is good but has loose surface dirt. Under UV: no indication of inpainting. 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.