The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice Garnier.
Sale: Beaussant Lefèvre, Paris, 19th December 2012, lot 125 Private Collection, France (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, New York, 8th May 2013, lot 564) Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge. The edges of the sheet are deckled and there is tape to the recto along all four edges which is not visible when framed. The sheet is lightly time stained. There are artist's pinholes to all four corners. There are fine lines of craqueleur to the thicker black pigment with some associated paint losses most notable in the flowers of the bouquet and the outline of the vase. 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."