Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
ELLES (D. 179; ADR. 171; W. 155)
Lithograph printed in brown-black, 1896, Wittrock's first state (of three), signed in pencil, inscribed 'Série no 59' (?) in ink by Gustave Pellet, from the edition of 100, with his paraphe (L. 1194) and monogram stamp (L. 1190), printed as the cover for Elles, on laid Japan paper (folded, as issued), published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, framed
sheet (folded): 528 by 417 mm 20¾ by 16⅜ in
The full sheet, in good condition apart from two inconspicuous flattened vertical folds at center and a hard diagonal crease in the "flap". Some very pale fox marks and soft creasing near the sheet edges, mostly along the inherent fold at left. The inscriptions and stamp are slightly faded. A small loss in the back of the cover, not affecting the image.
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