The canvas is not relined. The work has a layer of varnish which is dirty throughout. There is extensive craquelure to the centre of the composition. There is a patch to the reverse of the canvas corresponding to an area of restoration, centre left. Ultraviolet light reveals further scattered spots of retouching to the edges and a larger patch to the centre of the right hand margin. However, the varnish may mask further restoration. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."