Reventlow Collection (according to the notes of the late owner), The Late Mr. Erich Bier, Copenhagen, sale, London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1996, lot 127; sale, London, Phillips, 15 December 1999, lot 14 (as Circle of Jean-Antoine Watteau)
Hinge mounted in two places along the upper edge to a modern mount. There is some very minor discoloration to the sheet and evidence of minor foxing. There are some minor old creases to the extremities and a small fold to the lower right corner. The red chalk media remains fresh and vibrant throughout this atmospheric sheet. Sold unframed. "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."