The colours are more muted than the catalogue illustrations would suggest. Both canvases appear to be unlined but both respective paint surfaces appear to be in good condition with no apparent damage or loss of paint except for minor wear caused by the lower stretcher bar in the first and a minor abrasion lower right in the second, both of which can be seen in the catalogue illustrations. There is a discoloured varnish over both and some minor surface dirt and staining which is most pronounced in the mark lower left in the first, as can be seen in the catalogue illustration. Inspection under Ultraviolet light confirms the presence of the varnish which impedes further examination. Both appear to be in good condition. Offered in plain matching gilt wood frames in fair 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."