Property from the Collection of John M. & Elly B. Beard
1888 - 1964
ENVIRONS DE PREUILLY-SUR-CLAISE
Signed Jean Dufy (lower left)
Gouache and watercolor on paper
17½ by 23¾ in. (44.5 by 60.3 cm)
Framed: 23½ by 29¾ in. (59.7 by 75.6 cm)
This work will be included in the forthcoming third volume of the catalogue raisonné being prepared by Jacques Bailly.
Executed on cream wove paper. The upper edge is unevenly cut. The sheet exhibits a slight undulation throughout. The colors present nicely and the medium is well-preserved, most notably in the blue pigments of the houses. There is a minor nick to the upper half of the left edge. There are extremely minor spots of foxing throughout the sheet, most notable to the pigments in the sky. This work is in good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Mrs. George Lurcy, High Point, North Carolina (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, June 12, 1981, lot 33)
Acquired at the above sale