This warm-toned print, on matte-surface paper with a lightly textured surface, is in generally excellent condition. The photograph reveals the softest details of texture in the highlights of the woman's silk shirt, and the deepest blacks in the background, and still manages to maintain a tremendous range of tone in the midtones. In high raking light, faint silvering is visible along the periphery.
The photograph is tipped along the top edge, and attached at the bottom corners with modern linen tape hinges, to a thin cream-colored board. On the reverse of the mount, along the top edge, there is a strip of adhesive remnants from a previous mounting.
The back of the mount is annotated 'H4' in an unidentified hand in pencil. 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.