JULES JOSEPH LEFEBVRE
1836 - 1912
AN ITALIAN GIRL WITH AN ORANGE
signed Jules Lefebvre (upper right)
oil on panel
18⅛ by 11⅝ in.
46 by 29.5 cm
Oil on stable panel. The work presents well, aside from scattered barely visible very fine craquelure and some pin dots of abrasion on her skirt and just above her head. There is a pin dot accretion on her cheek and a pin dot of loss at lower center near the edge. Under UV: heavy varnish fluoresces green. No apparent issues. 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.
E.E. Dale Schaeffer, Miami Beach, Florida
Sale: Christie's, Paris, December 15, 2004, lot 576, illustrated
Fletcher/ Copenhaver Fine Art, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2009