Erbang collection, 18th century; Baron von Berks, Croatia; Gerand collection, Vienna, late 19th century; Acquired in Vienna in 1956 by Peter Rose, New York; From whom acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in 1972.
The canvas is lined. Painting presents a beautiful image in overall good condition, though some details are a little flat on the background. Minor frame abrasions along edges. Stretcher bar marks are also visible along the edges, though these are not too distracting. Inspection under UV shows scattered spots of retouches on the background and floor. Her pink dress has some larger spots of retouches. In her chin there is some retouching possibly to address an old repair. Painting can be hung as is. Offered in a carved giltwood frame. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.