The actual painting is darker in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas is unlined and detached from the stretcher in the lower right corner. The painted surface is under a very thick layer of dirt and discoloured varnish and has been degraded. The paint surface is also very dry, which has resulted in some paint losses, e.g. along the upper and lower edges and in the centre left. two vertical stretcher (?) marks are visible running down the centre. Inspection under ultra violet light is largely impeded, but does reveal some discouoloured retouchings throughout. Offered in a plain wood frame, a few small damages(ML). "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."