Sidney Janis Gallery, New York Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1965) Sotheby's, London, 13 February 2013, Lot 112 Acquired from the above by the present owner
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals a few tiny fly spots and minute media accretions in places. There is a small network of hairline cracks to the upper left quadrant of the composition. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."