Marcel Arland, Paris Thence by descent to the present owner
Marie Laurencin, "En manière de souvenirs", Comoedia, Paris, August 22, 1942, illustrated np. Daniel Marchesseau, Marie Laurencin, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre, vol. II, Japan, 1999, no. PP0681, illustrated p. 451
Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, affixed to the overmount along the right edge. The left edge is deckled. The sheet is inscribed in pencil to the upper and right part, probably by the framer. There is a small loss at the upper left corner. There are a few nicks to the lower left corner. There is some mount staining (not visible when framed) and some dots of foxing thoughout the composition. The sheet is light stained. This work is in overall fairly 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."