This work is in very good condition. The painting is on a panel that is flat and unreinforced. The paint layer is stable. It seems to still have an original patina, which may be soluble. Although the original paint reads quite strongly in some places under ultraviolet light, no retouches can be positively identified. The signature is very thinly inscribed in the lower right but seems to be undamaged.
The above condition report has been prepared by Simon Parkes, an independent conservator who is not an employee of Sotheby's. 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.