The board is sound. There are a few minor specks of frame abrasion along the upper half of the left edge. There are expressive markings across the surface, where the artist's scratchings out are visible. Otherwise the work appears in good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish which makes the surface difficult to read conclusively; there appear to be a few spots of retouching in places along the right hand edge.
Contained in a plain wooden frame with a canvas inset under glass; unexamined out of frame.
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"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."