This work appears in very good condition overall and the canvas is well stretched. The paint layer is sound apart from several scattered and unobtrusive hairline cracks throughout the composition. There is also evidence of scattered minor soft craquelure. There is evidence of scattered soiling and spot accretions and the colors and surface would presumably enhance with cleaning. Under normal light conditions, there is evidence of spot soiling and accretions particularly located in the upper left quadrant. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there are intermittent spot retouches which appear to have consolidated areas of spot paint loss primarily located at the center of the composition and one spot area of retouching at the lower center. The lateral edges of the canvas show minor wear and soiling due to a previous frame. Unframed.
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.