The canvas support is old but remains firm and stable. The paint surface are a little dirty and the paper beneath has suffered somewhat, with old filled and repaired tears visible in raking light, including a vertical one of approximately 3 in. through the leg of the bearded figure in the foreground, a diagonal one running 3 in. through the face of the older bearded man behind, an arch shaped one of 3 in. through the hump of the camel. There are what appear to be two old filled repaired holes, one in the background upper right and another in the cow's back.
Offered in a simply carved dark wood frame with gilt decoration. 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.