Sale: Sotheby's, London, October 4, 1989, lot 204, illustrated Fund for Fine Arts Inc., Maryland (acquired at the above sale and sold, Sotheby's, New York, October 29, 1992, lot 252, illustrated) Acquired at the above sale
Lined. Overall the work is stable and presents well, aside from surface dirt and dust and a few areas of thinness at lower right on and around the three-legged stool. There is a line of disturbance in the canvas at upper left in the window shade. Under UV: there is inpainting to address this disturbance, which is potentially a repaired tear. There are widely scattered dots, dashes and areas of retouching across the picture surface primarily in the background. 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.