DOROTHEA TANNING | BAPTÊME
8,000 - 12,000 USD
1910 - 2012
Signed Dorothea Tanning (lower right); titled and dated 1959-61 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
8 5/8 by 6 1/4 in. (21.9 by 15.9 cm)
Framed: 16½ by 14 in. (41.9 by 35.6 cm)
Painted in 1959-61.
We are grateful to The Dorothea Tanning Foundation for their assistance in cataloguing this work.
The work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. Some shrinkage in the darker pigments of the left half of the work. A small loss to the dark pigment near the upper left corner. Minor abrasion and an associated loss along the right edge near the upper right corner. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent.
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.
Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet, Paris
Private Collection, Paris (by descent from the above and sold: Christie's, Paris, January 26, 2012, lot 606)
Acquired at the above sale
Alain Bosquet, Dorothea Tanning, Paris, 1966, illustrated p. 130
Cologne, Galerie Der Spiegel, Dorothea Tanning: Bilder, Gouaches, Zeichnungen Collagen, 1957-1963, 1963, n.n.