Galerie Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris Edouard & Jeannine Chapet, Paris
San Francisco Civic auditorium, United States World Trade fair, From Géricault to our time, 1966, no. 41 (titled Quays of the Seine)
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.
It has not been possible to see the work entirely unframed. Executed on cream laid paper, not laid down and affixed between mount and overmount. The sheet is slightly undulating. Examination under UV light reveals one dot and one small line of fluorescence towards the centre of the left edge. There are two tiny dots of red pigment, possibly original, and a dot of paper remnant as well as a spot of faint abrasion to the sheet towards the centre of the left edge. There is a dot of brown pigment, with associated possible foxing, to the left part of the bridge. 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."