This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling with an area of discoloration at the upper left edge. There are unobtrusive tears along the pull margins and a 1 inch tear located 3 inches from the bottom edge and 36 1/2 inches from the left edge. There are scattered fine and unobtrusive accretions throughout the surface of the canvas primarily visible under raking light. There is scattered evidence of craquelure. All surface inconsistencies in the painted surface appear inherent to the artist working method and medium. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. However, areas of the canvas fluoresce and appear inherent to the artist's treatment of the canvas. The canvas has been strip lined. 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.