This early photograph has been printed asymmetrically on double-weight paper with a slight surface sheen. It is in generally good condition. There is slight rippling at the upper and lower margin edges of the paper, wear at the edges and handling creases and light soiling, including small gray deposits of indeterminate nature, in the right and lower margins. When examined in high raking light, the following are visible: two faint, thin scratches in the upper right quadrant that do not appear to break the emulsion; and a transparent deposit of indeterminate nature at the left side of the image.
There is light soiling on the reverse of the print. 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.