This work is in excellent condition. Close inspection under raking light reveals a soft arching scratch located approximately 18" to the left of the figure's bag at center. A very small number of other minor and unobtrusive surface anomalies are visible under very close inspection and almost certainly the normal result of handling and age. There are small areas of apparent studio retouching to the image in the figure's bag, the open page of her book, the hair at her neck, and the wrap of her sandwich by her finger, which are visible upon very close inspection. 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.