Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
FEMME SUR LE DOS - LASSITUDE (D. 189; ADR. 181; W. 165)
Lithograph printed in sanguine with the tint stone in olive green, 1896, from Elles, inscribed 'Série no 35' 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: 403 by 525 mm 15⅞ by 20⅝ in
The full sheet, printed to the edges, in good condition apart from an unobtrusive and skillfully repaired 3/8 inch tear in the upper sheet edge and an occasional handling crease. The verso with a few tiny fox marks, several showing faintly through, and pale discoloration.
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.
Ex coll. Claude Roger-Marx and with his inkstamp (L. 3548) on the verso
Dr. Martin and Francey Gecht
By descent to the present owner