This work is in good overall condition. There is evidence of light handling and wear, and a very light matte burne around the edges which is not visible when framed. There are scattered fine abrasions and assoicated minute losses around the extreme edges which are also not visible when framed. The surface of the painting could benefit from a light cleaning. There is a 1/2 inch line of restoration at the top left corner, as well as a few scattered spots of restoration around the edges which fluoresce darkly under UV light. Framed.
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.