L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles Private Collection, Los Angeles Private Collection, London Sotheby's, London, 29 June 2010, Lot 228 Private Collection, London Sotheby's, London, 13 February 2013, Lot 207 Acquired from the above by the present owner
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is some wear along all four edges and corner tips with some associated rub marks in places. Very close inspection reveals a few very thin networks of drying cracks isolated to the white pigment and towards the centre 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."