Oil on board. Not viewed unframed.The board appears stable. There are some very minor areas of reticulation, most apparent towards the lower central area of the composition. There are several very minor flecks of paint loss, most apparent in the upper left and right quadrants, and to the right of the tallest lamp-post. There is some studio detritus and surface dirt across the work. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in good condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is housed in a painted wood and plaster frame.
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"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."