Fanny Guillon-Laffaille has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work which will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of Watercolors, Gouaches and Pastels currently in preparation.
Executed on white wove paper, not laid down and affixed to the mount along all four edges with glue. Left and lower edges are slightly deckled and upper and right edges are slightly unevenly cut. Examination under UV light reveals a spot of fluorescence to the upper part of the extreme left tree (approx. 0.3 cm wide) and small lines of fluorescence along the lower edge which does not appear to be related to any retouching. There is some minor paint shrinkage to the gouache with associated specks of paint losses. There is some mount staining along the extreme edges and the sheet is slightly light stained. This work is in overall good condition. "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."