Examined in the frame. Original unlined condition.
Deliberation: Minor loss in lower right corner. Under UV: there are scattered finely applied dots of retouching in the water near the lower edge; a few very minuscule pin dots of retouching on and around the cat and in the upper left corner; and one dot of retouching in the background at upper right.
Determination: Under UV: there are a few finely applied retouches visible and all four corners; two parallel horizontal lines of small dots of retouching at upper center left; and a few additional dots at lower center.
Satisfaction: Minor loss in lower right corner. Under UV: there are a very few finely applied retouches visible in all four corners as well in the upper left quadrant, at the center left edge and in the grass at upper right. A few hairs on the back of the cat's neck and back appear to have been retouched. 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.