We are grateful to John Fowler for his help with the authentication of this lot based on his examination of it from photographs. This painting will be included in Mr. Fowler's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.
There is frame abrasion at edges and the work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: there are thin lines of inpainting to address frame abrasion. 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.