Property from an American Collection
1859 - 1927
NU FÉMININ À LA LONGUE CHEVELURE
signed Helleu (lower right)
black, red and white chalk on paper
19¼ by 13 in.
48.9 by 33 cm
The authenticity of this lot is confirmed by Les Amis de Paul-César Helleu. It will be included in the catalogue raisonné in preparation under the reference DE-2486.
Black, red and white chalk on paper. The sheet has been adhered to another sheet and the edges remain loose. It is hinged to the mat in the upper corners. There are handling creases and creases inherent to the sheet. There is surface dirt and light staining. 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: Christie's, London, May 6, 1969, lot 180 (as Portrait de femme, with incorrect dimensions)
Private Collection, United States (acquired at the above sale)
By descent through the family from the above (until 2012)
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above