The sheet has been taken from a notepad and there is a perforated lower edge. The sheet has been laid down onto a supporting board with adhesive at each of the four corners.
The sheet is slightly creased and uneven where the adhesive has been applied, with a possible repaired tear to the bottom right corner and the upper left, visible upon close inspection. There is some cockling to the sheet, particularly in the upper right corner. Scattered surface matter is visible across the sheet, predominantly in the upper right and lower left quadrants of the composition, with several small flecks in the lower right corner. There are three small stains to the right of the cat's paw. The graphite is strong and subject to the above the work appears to be in good condition.
Please contact the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"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."