Olivier Saincaire, Paris Private Collection, Paris Sale: Hôtel des ventes, Bayeux, November 11, 1999 Brame & Lorenceau, Paris (acquired at the above sale) Acquired from the above by the present owner on May 29, 2000
The work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper which has been laid down to supporting card. The sheet has been irregularly cut. There are artist pinholes in all four corners. There are finger prints along the left half of the top edge, likely from the artist's own handling of the work. 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.