Property from a Private Collection
JULES JOSEPH LEFEBVRE
1836 - 1912
THE RED CLOAK
signed Jules-Lefebvre (upper right)
oil on canvas
22½ by 18⅜ in.
57.2 by 46.7 cm
Lined. The surface presents well with bright colors. The work has a heavy varnish, and appears streaky in a few areas. There are some isolated minor surface scratches and scuffs and a very few tiny pin dot losses at the right upper edge. Under UV: uneven varnish fluoresces green; the work appears to have been selectively cleaned and varnish remains at upper right above the signature. The majority of the red cloak and cuff have been restored. There is a 1 inch circular area of dashed inpainting on the girl's hand, and there are additional isolated dashes of retouching on the fingers, book and in the background. 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: Fernando Durán Subastas de Arte, Madrid, June 29, 1992, lot 36C, illustrated (as Orando con mantilla roja)
Private Collection (acquired in Spain)
Private Collection, Europe (by descent from the above, his grandmother, and sold, Sotheby's, New York, January 31, 2014, lot 655, illustrated)
Acquired at the above sale