Anonymous sale, Versailles, Hôtel Rameau, Me Blache, November 28th 1976, lot 132 ; Galerie Cailleux, circa 1980-1990 ; Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Mes Couturier and Nicolaÿ, June 16th 1993, lot 62.
To the naked eye :
The signed panel has a bow of circa 1,5cm.
The paint surface appears clean and in good condition.
Under UV light :
Some very minor retouching in the sky as well as some darker areas in the foreground, for example in the seated figure lower right and the mother and child lower right, as well as some other minor passages.
Can hang now.
Some minor knocks to the 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."