This gum bichromate print over platinum is in generally excellent condition. When examined closely in raking light, the following are visible: a few faint scratches and scuffs mostly in the lower portion of the image, and intermittent glossy linear deposits along the extreme upper edge.
On the reverse are several graphite notations, a few rust-colored deposits, very small adhesive remnants, and some minor soiling. The print is hinged by 2 pieces of tape along the upper edge on the reverse. 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.