Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
FEMME QUI SE PEIGNE - LA COIFFURE (D. 186; ADR. 178; W. 162)
Lithograph printed in brownish violet with the tint stone in olive brown, 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: 525 by 403 mm 20⅝ by 15⅞ in
The full sheet, printed to the edges, in good condition apart from unobtrusive handling creases throughout, two longer soft creases in the upper right corner and a tiny 2 mm tear in the lower sheet edge below the inscription. A 1/4 inch scratch (?) in the figure's skirt.
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