Acquired by the grandparents of the presents owners at the end of the 1940s
Salon des artistes français, Paris, 1887, n° 2045, illustrated in the catalog p.154
Robaudi was inspired by subjects taken from historical novels, and exhibited his works at the Paris Salon since 1874. Today, he is mainly known as the illustrator of Alexandre Dumas, George Sand, and Honoré de Balzac.
Good overall condition.
Under UV light : a large repaint on the model's left sleeve.
Several repaints on the edge of the trousers, and some tiny repaints on the calf, of the left leg.
Some small repaint scattered on the surface.
In its beautiful original frame. "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."