This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling at the edges and light surface soiling. There is an 1/8 inch impression located 2 1/2 inches from the left edge and 4 1/4 inches from the bottom edge. Additionally, there is a faint stretcher bar impression along the top and right edges of the painting. A soft crease is located in the cavas at the top of the E and a few pinpoint losses to the top layer of the blue paint are located along the top margin. Scattered colorless accretions fluorese brightly under ultra violet light along with a 1/2 spot which fluroeses slightly darkly located at the bottom right of the E. 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.