Fanny Guillon-Laffaille has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work which will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of Watercolors, Gouaches and Pastels currently in preparation.
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris Acquired from the above in 2012
This work is in good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is mounted the window matt at all four edges. It has not been laid down. There is some minor scattered foxing throughout the composition, most visible in the sky. There is some minor uniform time fading to the sheet and some isolated time staining to the upper left quadrant in the sky. Otherwise, fine. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.