We would like to thank Mr. Franck Baille, author of the catalogue raisonné, published in 2008 (Fondation Regards de Provence), who kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work. A certificate can be delivered upon request by Mr. Baille.
Very good overall condition.
Under UV light :
Small repaints along the edges due to rubbing with the frame.
Some small repaints scattered in the sea.
The catalogue illustration is a little lighter. "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."