The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau.
Sale: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Atelier Edgar Degas, 4ème et dernière vente, July 3-5, 1919, no. 88a Vigné (acquired at the above sale) Philippe Bemberg, Paris & Lausanne Thence by descent to the present owner
Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the backing board along the edges with adhesive. The edges are slightly unevenly cut and there is a pinhole to the lower left corner. The paper is undulating and the sheet is timestained. There are some small spots of foxing in places across the composition. 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."