This print is in generally very good condition. As is typical of Cartier-Bresson's later prints, scattered deposits of original retouching are visible in raking light. Upon very close inspection in raking light, the following are also visible: a diagonal 4-inch linear impression in the lower portion of the image; a crescent-shaped crease at the lower edge of the image; and a few, small linear impressions throughout. None of the above appear to break the emulsion, nor do they distract from the overall fine appearance of this print.
In the margins there are scattered deposits of indeterminate nature and a few small creases or impressions. The lower margin edge is worn and chipped.
On the reverse are 4 tape remnants, some surface abrasions, and a few scattered deposits of indeterminate nature. 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.