RELATED LITERATURE Statue de Chair, Sculptures de James Pradier (1790-1852), exh. cat., Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva and Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 1985, pp. 124-8; C. Lapaire, James Pradier (1790-1852) et la sculpture française de la génération romantique: catalogue raisonné,Zurich/ Lausanne, 2010,p. 268, no. 64
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is wear to the patina at the high points, in particular to the Nymph's arms, neck and face. There are a series of small, original, casting plugs, in particular at the Nymph's torso, neck and proper left thigh. There is particular wear to the patina on the terrasse at the front on the right side. The tambourine is slightly loose. "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."