Georges Charbonnier (a gift from the artist) Acquired from the above by the present owner
Georges Charbonnier, photographer, art critic and journalist, dedicated an exhibition to Francis Picabia in 1951, received the present work as a gift directly from the artist to mark the birth of his son.
The board is stable. Inspection under UV light reveals two minor spots of retouching to the left of the figure's legs in the boat. This 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. 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."