Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
IRISH AND AMERICAN BAR, RUE ROYALE - THE CHAP BOOK (D. 362; ADR. 139; W. P18)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1895, with letters, on wove paper, printed by Chaix, Paris, framed
sheet: 414 by 601 mm 16¼ by 23⅝ in
The print is in good condition except the sheet is faintly toned and there are two skillfully repaired tears in the upper and right sheet edges, the longer measuring 1 3/4 inches. One pinhole in the upper sheet edge at right and occasional rust flecks throughout. A few specks of dry adhesive residue at lower right on the verso.
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