This work is recorded in the Denyse Durand-Ruel Archives under No.995.
Private Collection Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur-Tajan, Paris, 30 October 2002, Lot 451 Private Collection, Europe Christie's, London, 15 October 2010, Lot 323 Acquired from the above by the present owner
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. All surface irregularities, scratches, abrasions and media accretions are in keeping with the artist's working process. "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."