Galerie Creuzevault, Paris Collection Henri-Georges and Inès Clouzot, Paris Sale: Christie's Paris, Collection Henri-Georges et Inès Clouzot, 1 December 2012, lot 54 Acquired from the above sale by the present owners
Denyse Durand Ruel, César, Catalogue raisonné, Volume I, Paris, 1994, p. 204, no. 228, illustrated
The colours are fairly accurate in the printed catalogue illustration. There is natural oxidation to the iron in keeping with the ageing of the medium. There are traces of clay in some of the creases. This work is in good original 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."