1875 - 1963
COMÉDIE DE SOCIÉTÉ (G. & P. 75)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1903, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 43/50, on Van Gelder laid paper, framed
plate: 499 by 412 mm 19⅝ by 16¼ in
sheet: 619 by 489 mm 24⅜ by 19¼ in
In generally good condition except the sheet edges shaved, a small loss in the upper left corner and a tiny tear in the deckle remain at left sheet edge. The light blue in the middle figure's hat has almost completely attenuated. The sheet with faint, slightly uneven discoloration, darker on the verso. Two tiny repaired holes in right margin at center, the upper right corner with a minor crease and a small spot of skinning in upper margin. The verso with two spots of dry adhesive remains at lower corners with associated skinning.
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.