Property of an Important Private Collection, Chicago
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
1864 - 1901
LE PHOTOGRAPHE SESCAU (D. 353; ADR. 60; W. P22)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, Wittrock's B (of C), with the yellow mask, on wove paper, mounted to heavy wove, framed
sheet: 613 by 797 mm 24 by 31⅜ in
In good condition apart from two printer's creases in the green at lower left, a long diagonal crease and an associated smaller crease and small tear at upper left in the background and a few creases and tears in the upper margin (one just touching the image). An occasional tiny speck of foxing, a tiny imperfection to right of the photographer and very faint light-stain.
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. Ludwig Charell and with his collection label on the backboard
Dr. Martin and Francey Gecht
By descent to the present owner
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings, Drawings, Posters and Lithographs, 1956, no. 171, illustrated in the catalogue