Marie-Joséphine Guillaumin (the artist's wife) Private collection, France (acquired from the above, and until at least 25th June 1997) Sale: Tajan, Paris, 24th June 1998, lot 19 Private Collection, France (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, Paris, 13th December 2007, lot 84) Purchased at the above sale by the present owners
The canvas is strip lined. There is a small area of retouching at the upper left corner and some lines of retouching along the edges of the upper left corner with a few further tiny spots. There are a few isolated and very fine lines of craquelure to some of the thicker pigments. The impasto is well preserved; 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."