Emma Budge, Hamburg, until 1937; her forced sale, Peter Graupe, Berlin, Die Sammlung Frau Emma Budge, 27-29 September 1937, lot 124; Charles De Stuers, until circa 1948-1952; acquired from the above by the Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, inv. no. 633; restituted to the Emma Budge Estate in 2018
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a lacuna to the back of the head, which appears to be original to the cast. There is some rubbing to the lacquer patina at the high points. There is dust and some dryness in the crevices of the hair and drapery. There is some greening in the crevice behind the tablet. There are a few minor nicks and scratches, including to the figure's hands and to the terrasse. The terrasse does not sit quite level on an even surface. "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."