The sheet is adhered to the mount with one strip of adhesive plaster tape in the centre of the left edge. This has resulted in a 5 x 1cm. area of staining on the recto, around the sitter's proper right elbow. There are a number of instances of foxing throughout the sheet, with only one or two tiny flecks visible in the present mount. There is also some time staining around the window of the present mount. Subject to the above, the work appears to be good overall condition, with strong passages of medium throughout.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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."