Please note that measurements in inches are incomplete in the printed catalogue and should read 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.
The board is sound. Examination under UV light reveals five spots of retouching as well as intermittent lines of retouching along the edges. There is a small area of retouching in the lower right corner, and five small areas of retouching on the figure's cheeks and right ear. Apart from some minor spots of retouching in the figure's hair and some areas of fluorescence on and around her hand, this work is in good condition.
"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."