Yoko Nakamura was the owner of Gekkoso Gallery in Tokyo. This portrait was not included in the Gekkoso Gallery Nalbandian exhibition catalogue of 1976, possibly because it was a present from the artist to Mrs Nakamura.
Original canvas. There is a 1/4cm wide hole in the upper left corner. The canvas is covered in a layer of surface dirt. Paint shrinkage along the right shoulder of the sitter and minor abrasions along the frame edges. Inspection under UV does not reveal any signs of restoration. Held in a golden wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. "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."