This very large early print, on paper with a surface sheen, is in generally good condition. The lower right edge of the print is slightly rubbed, and the tips of the corners are bumped. When examined in raking light, several handling creases that do not break the emulsion are visible in the lower portion of the print. These likely occurred prior to mounting. Additionally, in raking light, the following are visible: a fine scratch and several impressions in the upper portion; a 3-inch crease parallel to the upper right edge; and tiny deposits of original retouching.
There is slight age-darkening at the periphery of the mount. The reverse of the mount is lightly soiled, and, in addition to the signature and date by the photographer, these annotations are in an unidentified hand in pencil: 'K222,' 'EH-17,' 'War Theme,' and '326.' 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.