There are isolated small areas of craquelure and paint separation, specifically in the two left quadrants. There is also a line of craquelure running along the very far left edge. There is a small fleck of paint loss in the centre of the left edge.
Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish which makes the surface difficult to read conclusively. There appear to be a few very tiny flecks of retouching to the UN tower and in the sky to the left of it. There also appears to be a small area of retouching along the lower edge near the left hand corner.
Contained in a gilt composite frame.
Please telephone the department on 0207 293 6424 if you have any questions about the present work.
"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."