This print, on double-weight paper with a surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. In raking light, a very small indentation not breaking the emulsion is visible at the lower left margin edge. It extends into the print 1/8-inch.
On the reverse of the print, the annotation 'X-R.F.A.026.7' is in pencil at the upper edge.
According to conservator Paul Messier's analysis, the fiber mix of the photographic paper used to make this print is consistent with papers made from the mid-1950s until 1985. The fact that this print does not fluoresce under ultraviolet light suggests that this paper could have been made prior to circa 1960, when manufacturers began adding optical brighteners to photographic papers. 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.