G.Annenkov, M.Ophuls, Paris: Le Terrain Vague, 1962, illustrated pp.68-9 Yu.Annenkov, Denvnik moikh vstrech: tsikl tragedii, tom 1, New York: Inter-Language Associates, 1966. illustrated p.89
A major figure in the Italian Neo-realist movement, the director and actor Vittorio de Sica (1909-1973) starred in Max Ophul's 1953 film, The Earrings of Madame de... for which Annenkov designed the sets and costumes.
The sheet is sound and has slightly discoloured with some areas of light smudging in places. Held in a wooden frame under glass. Unexamined out of frame. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."