It seems that this pastel like the Angel of the Twilight [PS 353] and Two Birch Trees [PS 256] was selected at the very last moment for the exhibition at Galerie Maurs1 as it is not listed in the catalogue but was nevertheless on the lorry delivering the works. For lack of any other indications, the accident which is mentioned in the various inventories (see above) coincides certainly with the one of the lorry2. Although the statement of damages only indicates "scratches"3 the artist must have replaced the angel (Lotty) with flowering broom and rocks when restoring the pastel then.
1. See 1948 Maurs.
3. "Statement of the damage caused at Plessis-Chenet …", n.d. , 4 typwritten pages, p. 2, (LNC archives).