Steinlen posthumous sale, April 29-30th 1925 ; Sale, Pontoise, October 16th 1999, lot 90 ; Purchased from the above by Antal Post de Bekessy ; Thence by descent
Steinlen represented Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896) here, in our opinion. Famous writer and founder of the Académie Goncourt in 1900, awarding a price in litterature every year, Goncourt's important moustache, thick eyebrows and wavy hair are recognizable.
- oblique folding in the middle of the composition
- small crease lower left
- traces of an old folding (probably restored) lower left
- waves slightly on the left (vertically)
Good overall 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."