Hans Berggruen, Paris Private Collection, London (and sold: Sotheby's, London, April 16, 1975, lot 111) William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired at the above sale) A gift to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in 2016
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged to a mount in all four corners of its verso. The sheet is slightly time-stained and slightly undulating. The medium remains strong and well-preserved. The left edge is unevenly cut and there are two tiny nicks near the center of the edge. On the verso there are remnants of previous hinges in the lower two corners. The work is in overall very 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.