Lucien Rouzé-Huet (died circa 1889), Lille (L.1742)
Despite the old attribution on the reverse, giving this drawing to Joseph Heintz the Elder (1564-1609), the technique seems more French than German, and is somewhat reminiscent of the style of Pierre Brébiette (1598-1650).
Hinged to mount in top corners. Very light discolouration in narrow band around the edges, presumably from old adhesive/mounting. Small brown stain in top right corner. Another, very light, brown spot towards upper left corner. Very lightly foxed throughout. Condition of chalk very good and fresh. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."