Property from a British Private Collection
LA VÉRITÉ MÉCONNUE (TRUTH UNACKNOWLEDGED)
signed: DALOU, and stamped: SUSSE FRES / PARIS / CIRE PERDUE and: SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS PARIS
bronze, dark brown patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor pitting to the bronze, consistent with the casting. There is an area of minor scratching to the proper right arm. There is minor wear to the patina in areas.
"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
08 Jul 2019 07:08 AMESCU/LOND
Peter Ward-Jackson (1915-2014), London, United Kingdom;
thence by descent
A. Simier, Jules Dalou: Le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat. Petit Palais - Musées des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 2013, pp. 390-1, no. 316 and 317