The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Galerie Maurice Garnier.
Galerie Maurice Garnier, Paris Findlay Galleries, Chicago H. Neil Mecaskey, Jr., Kansas City (acquired from the above circa 1970 and sold by the estate: Christie's, New York, May 15, 1997, lot 461) Acquired at the above sale
The work is in very good condition. The canvas is not lined. The surface is slightly dirty. 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.