Property from the Estate of a Private Collector, New York
1862 - 1928
signed Gaston Bussière (lower right)
oil on canvas
24⅛ by 19¾ in.
61.3 by 50.2 cm
Wax lined. The surface presents well with bright colors. There is an extremely faint stretcher bar mark just above the figure's elbow at lower center. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green. An approximately 7 inch thin horizontal repair fluoresces across the figure's forearm and extends towards her hair at lower center (it is faintly visible to the naked eye). 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.
Paris, Salon des Artistes Français, 1913, no. 295
Émile Bussière, La Vie et L'oeuvre de Gaston Bussière: Peintre, Illustrateur, Graveur, Paris, 1932, n.p., illustrated
Benoît Mahuet and Marie Lapalus, eds., Gaston Bussière 1862-1928, exh. cat., Musées de Mâcon, France, October 24, 2009-January 24, 2010, p. 142