Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
FEMME AU LIT, PROFIL - AU PETIT LEVER (D. 187; ADR. 179; W. 163)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, from Elles, inscribed 'Série no 52' in ink by Gustave Pellet, from the edition of 100, with his paraphe (L. 1194) and monogram stamp (L. 1190), on wove paper with the G. Pellet/ T. Lautrec watermark, published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, framed
sheet: 404 by 520 mm 15⅞ by 20½ in
The full sheet, printed to the edges, in good condition apart from inconspicuous handling creases throughout, most visible in raking light, and diagonal creases in the upper corners. Faint time-stain at the sheet edges and a few tiny fox marks. The Pellet stamp is slightly faded.
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