JEAN-JACQUES PRADIER, CALLED JAMES
FEMME OTANT SA CHEMISE (WOMAN UNDRESSING)
signed: J. Pradier, and inscribed: Soyer et Ingé / fondeurs
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 rubbing to the patina in areas and there are a few minor scratches. There are a few casting plugs, including to the proper right lower leg at the back, the proper left buttock, the proper left forearm and wrist and the proper right thigh and hip at the front. There are a few minor nicks to the edges of the base.
"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."
C. Lapaire, James Pradier (1790-1852) et la sculpture française de la génération romantique: Catalogue Raisonné, Milan and Lausanne, 2010, no. 131, pp. 292-3