Mrs. William H. Bender, Bronxville, New York; Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Americana, New York, April 29, 1977, sale 3981, lot 448); Private collection (acquired at the above sale).
Lady: The sheet is unhinged. There is rubbing to the pastel in the background and there are a few scattered artist's pinholes at the upper edge, the right edge, and one in the woman's forehead. There appears to be a repaired tear in the woman's cheek.
Man: The sheet is unhinged and there are a few losses at the extreme edges. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.