The present work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Selina Baring Maclennan.
Private Collection, New York
The present work is a figure study for a painting by La Touche entitled Les Amoureux dated to 1890-93 (see Selina Baring Maclennan. Gaston La Touche, A Painter of Belle Epoque Dreams, Antique Collectors Club, 2009, illustrated p. 93)
The work is in good condition, the canvas is not lined. Some light wear to the canvas at the edges but very minor. 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.