Dolorès Bastian, France (acquired directly from the artist circa 1920) Private collection, France (by descent from the above and sold: Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris, December 17, 2015, lot 14) Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
The terracotta is sound. Surface is dirty and there is some dust in the crevices. There is a few minor wear in places and a brown waxy stain (approx. 8 cm wide) to the model's back. There is no evidence of retouching under UV light. 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."