Property of a Lady
1885 - 1956
signed Marie Laurencin (lower left)
oil on canvas
36.7 by 45.6cm., 14½ by 18in.
Framed: 55 by 64cm., 21⅝ by 25¼in.
The canvas is lined and the edges are taped. Inspection under UV light reveals retouching to the lower dove, including an intermittent diagonal line of retouching which corresponds to a previously repaired tear which has caused a rectangular deformation in the lower half of the composition which is only visible in raking light; there are a few small areas of retouching elsewhere in the composition. There are some fine lines of craquelure and a few tiny paint losses in places. There are some scattered fly spots. This work is in overall good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Clinton A Rehling, New York
Sale: Christie's, New York, 13th November, 1985, lot 304
Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owner