The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau.
Sale: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Atelier Edgar Degas, 4e et dernière vente, July 2-4, 1919, lot 244 b Paul Jamot, Paris (acquired at the above sale) Private collection, France Thence by descent to the present owner
Executed on tracing paper, laid down on cardboard. Edges are deckled. The charcoal of the horse's right front leg is slightly erased. There are some minor flattened creases above the jokey's head. There are some light abrasions and discolorations in places, probably consistent with the laying down process and only visible under close inspection. The sheet is light stained. 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."