This painting should be hung as is. The canvas is properly stretched and the paint
layer is clean and varnished.
There are a few isolated spots of restoration visible under ultraviolet light which have
been applied in the yellow horizontal band at the bottom of the composition and a
vertical retouch to the left of the signature. There are some other small spots in a few
tiny places, most notably at the back of the largest male figure's head in the center, in
the cheek of the curly haired male on the far right and in a few other specks. Overall
the condition is very respectable and this picture should be hung in its current state.
(This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.