PROSPER D' EPINAY
1836 - 1914
LE CYCLONE (THE CYCLONE)
signed: P. D'Epinay, and entitled: LE CYCLONE
Overall the condition of the alabaster is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is particular dirt in the crevices of the drapery including to the back. There are a few minor inclusions to the alabaster, in particular to the proper left arm of the figure on the right side of the group. There are some minor chips to the bottom edge 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."
P. Roux Foujols, Prosper d'Épinay (1836-1914): Un mauricien à la cour des princes, Mauritius, 1996, p. 50