Property from the collection of Mr. Seymour Stein
1889 - 1963
NU À LA ROUE
stamped with the artist's monogram (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
10⅞ x 8⅝ in.; 27.5 x 22 cm
Executed circa 1930-35.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Annie Guédras.
Executed on cream-colored tracing paper. The sheet is taped to a window mat at all four corners. There is a flattened crease running horizontally across the center of the composition. Along the right edge, there are several small repaired tears, measuring no greater than a quarter of an inch. In the center of the bottom edge there is one 1/2 inch repaired tear. In the upper half of the left edge there is a one inch long repaired tear. There are scattered spots of foxing throughout. The sheet is slightly time stained. There is a small area of additional staining toward the upper left corner. The sheet is in good condition.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 8, 1986, lot 150
Sotheby's, London, May 20, 1987, lot 184
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 22, 1989, lot 100
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner