Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
CYCLE MICHAEL (D. 359; ADR. 188; W. P25)
Lithograph printed in brown, 1896, a proof aside from the edition of 200 printed in olive green, on wove paper, linen-backed, printed by Chaix, Paris, framed
Wittrock records one proof printed in rust-brown before the edition of 200 in olive green.
sheet: 884 by 1256 mm 34¾ by 49⅜ in
Several repaired losses and tears at the corners and sheet edges, with a few lines redrawn in the bottom of the wheel at the lower left sheet edge. The two longest tears are in the left and right sheet edges, each measuring approx. 14 inches. The sheet is toned, with a few small spots of darker discoloration and pencil inscriptions in the lower left corner.
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
Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Collection of Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003-04