Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris Private Collection, Florence (acquired circa 1980s) Private Collection, Italy (by descent from the above; sale: Sotheby’s, London, 6th February 2014, lot 249) Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, hinged to the window-mount with tape in two places along the upper edge; both recto and verso are visible in the mount. There are three small nicks to the extreme left edge. The sheet is very slightly time stained and there are some studio marks around the edges. Otherwise this work is in very good original condition. "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."