Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
BABYLONE D'ALLEMAGNE (D. 351; ADR. 58; W. P12)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1894, on wove paper, linen-backed, printed by Chaix, Paris, framed
sheet: 1214 by 863 mm 47¾ by 34 in
With margins, in good condition apart from vertical and horizontal folds. A narrow skinned spot in the lettering and some fox marks and small stains. The left edge with a few tiny losses and tears, the largest tear approx. 1 1/2 inches. A thin razor cut in the lower sheet edge at left and tiny loss in the upper right margin tip.
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.
Dr. Martin and Francey Gecht
By descent to the present owner