The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice & Ida Garnier.
Galerie David et Garnier, Paris Wally F. Findlay Galleries, New York Private Collection, New Jersey (and sold: Christie's, New York, October 9, 1986, lot 201) Tateshina Open Air Museum, Japan (and sold: Christie's, New York, November 2, 2011, lot 410) Acquired at the above sale
This work is in very good condition. The canvas is not lined. The surface is richly textured and the impasto is well preserved. There is craquelure to the areas of thickest impasto. There are pindot-sized holes in the lower left, upper left and upper right corners, process inherent to the artist's working process. 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.