Sale: Sotheby's, New York, October 25, 2005, lot 206, illustrated Private Collector (acquired at the above sale and sold, Sotheby's, London, May 23, 2013, lot 256, illustrated) Acquired at the above sale
Possibly, Paris, Salon des Artistes Français, 1898, no. 1601
This work is in original unlined condition. The canvas is slack on the stretcher and there are undulations throughout. There are two patches adhered at right when viewed verso. Faint horizontal stretcher bar marks are visible across the center of the work. The surface is visibly dirty and there are pinpoint scattered dots of accretion and discolored varnish throughout. There are scattered areas of craquelure visible throughout and some areas, notably on the figure's bottom, the proper left side of her torso, and her upper arm, have minor associated lifting and pinpoint losses. Under UV: old retouches are visible throughout the work. There is broad, brushy retouching visible throughout the figure's body, the upper right quadrant, and the right and lower edges; with a few scattered newer retouches visible to the right of the figure's proper left arm, to the left of her hand, and in her hair. The pink pigments at lower left remain active and fluoresce. 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.