The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Derain.
Sale: Hôtel des ventes mobilières, Enghien-Les-Bains, November 18, 1979, lot 89 Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale and sold: Koller Auktionen AG, Zurich, December 7, 2007, lot 3218) Acquired at the above sale
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet has been hinged to a mount at eight places along the edges of its verso. The colours are well-preserved. The sheet is slightly time-stained. There are some minor nicks to the right edge of the work and an extremely small tear toward the left side of the bottom edge. There is a repaired tear toward the bottom right edge, extending three inches inward. A repaired tear toward the top center edge, extending one inch inward. Another small area of repair in the lower left corner. Some minor spots of possible foxing near the upper edge. The 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. 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.