Private Collection, France Sale: Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, Estampes - Tableaux XIXeme Tableaux Modernes - Art Contemporain, 28 September 2002, lot 257 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
The colours in the printed catalogue illustrations are lighter than in the original work. The canvas is slightly loose, there are scattered cracks throughout the composition and most notably along the edges. A scratch is visible in the blue area as well as a paint loss in the orange area and near the yellow window. The surface also presents traces of glue inherent to the artist's technique. "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."