This lot is described on reference 192 in the valuation of the estate of the Prince Marc de Beauvau Craon, 5th Prince de Beauvau (1816 - 1883) in 1883 (French National Archives AN.MC/ET/L/1385). It was located in the grand salon of his house on 34 avenue Montaigne in Paris.
A l’oeil nu :
Le tableau apparaît dans un état de conservation satisfaisant. Il a fait l’objet d’un rentoilage à la fin du XIXe siècle, un peu fort et qui a un peu tassé la matière. Il a fait l’objet d’un nettoyage correctement réalisé. A l’œil nu, aucune restauration n’est visible.
A la lampe U.V. :
Le tableau apparaît sous un vernis vert uniforme. On ne remarque pas de restauration.
To the naked eye:
The painting is in satisfactory condition. It has been relined in the late 19th century, a little bit too strong, and has slightly flattened the pictorial matter. It has been correctly cleaned. To the naked eye, no restoration is visible.
Under U.V. light:
The painting appears under a green uniform varnish. We cannot notice any restoration. "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."