On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Please note the catalogue illustrations for lots 185 and 186 have been reversed. The correct image for this lot appears on the following page, as lot 186.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Paris, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Ecole de Paris, date unknown.