Georges Renand, Paris Edouard & Jeannine Chapet, Paris (by descent)
Fanny Guillon-Laffaille has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work which will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of Watercolors, Gouaches and Pastels currently in preparation.
Executed on cream wove paper, laid down on paper which is hinged to the overmount along the upper edge. The upper part of the left edge is deckled and all other edges are unevenly cut. There is a small paper loss to the upper right corner (not visible when framed) and an additional restored paper loss (approx. 1 cm wide) to the upper part of the right edge. There is a repaired tear running diagonally across the centre of the composition, with associated tiny paper losses and additional smaller repaired tears along the right and left edges. The sheet is light stained with a few scattered dots of foxing. This work is in fairly 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."