Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Carter Ratcliff, 'Wayne Thiebaud In Black and White,' New York 2014. p. 6. ill. p. 12
Wayne Thiebaud began his artistic career as a cartoonist and designer. His draftsmanship is evident in this carefully rendered drawing of a woman in an intimate moment, reminiscent of the painting 'Supine Woman' in the collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American art or 'Woman In Tub,' which was recently sold at Sotheby’s. All show isolated women in various states of repose, which contrast with the ecstatically treated confections and landscapes that he is most known for.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is window matted and hinged intermittently along the reverse of the upper edge to the backing board. There is an artist's pinhole in each corner. There is very minor discoloration to the extreme edges of the sheet, not visible when matted. There are a few, scattered pinpoint accretions, visible upon close inspection and primarily to the lower edge. There is pinpoint foxing, visible upon close inspection and primarily to the upper right quadrant. Framed under Plexiglas. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.