Private Collection, France (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1998, lot 252) Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 20, 2012, lot 110) Acquired at the above sale
This work may never have been cleaned and seems to be noticeably dirty. There is a varnish layer on the surface that may not be original. The paint layer is stable. There are no retouches or damages. The work could be cleaned, or it could be hung as-is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.) 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.