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Bernard Buffet

Le grand cirque, rideau de scène

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Bernard Buffet

Bernard Buffet

Le grand cirque, rideau de scène

Le grand cirque, rideau de scène

Authenticity guarantee

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Bernard Buffet

1928 - 1999

Le grand cirque, rideau de scène


signed Bernard Buffet and dated 68 (centre right)

brush and ink, gouache, coloured crayon and pencil on paper

50.4 by 72.4cm., 19⅞ by 28½in.

Framed: 63 by 85cm., 24¾ by 33½in.

Executed in 1968.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice Garnier.

Executed on cream wove paper and not laid down. There are a number of artist's pin holes to each of the four corners and one to the centre of each edge, the left of which has an associated tear. There is a tear towards the upper right corner (approx. 1.5cm). The sheet is gently undulating due to artist's application of medium. There are a few light surface scratches indicative of the artist's working method and a tiny spot of paper skimming beneath the central yellow figure. There are some fine lines of craquelure and pigment losses to the black ink which is not visually distracting. This work is in overall good condition.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Private Collection (sold: Tajan, Paris, 2nd August 2000, lot 11)
Galerie du Carlton, Cannes
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001