Sold Without Reserve
1851 - 1910
signed E M Charlet (lower left)
oil on canvas
91⅞ by 52¾ in.
233.4 by 134 cm
Lined. The surface presents well overall and appears bright and fresh. There are a few isolated areas of barely perceptible craquelure; a few tiny pin dot accretions; a pin dot dent at lower center; a 1 inch circular loss at the extreme upper right edge; and very faint frame abrasion scattered at the edges. Under UV: There are finely applied dots, dashes and lines as well as small areas of restoration widely scattered across the surface, including on the figures and the face of the figure in green. There are broader, slightly older areas of brushy restoration in between the figures, on and around the figure and pink, and extending from the figure in green's face to the flower arch. Brushy restoration at the edges to address prior frame abrasion. Ready to hang in its current state.
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.
Sale: Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris, May 21, 2008, lot 407, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner