Canvas is lined. SURFACE: in good condition UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: there is inpainting (not much)--figure of boy is clean; a small repaired tear (shape of upside-down "L", about 1 in long) at dog's right shoulder; a few scattered strokes at lower center (on floor and on box); a spot at center (background) and a few small strokes at center, right; repaints along upper edge (for 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.