The board is sound. There are two tiny horizontal surface cracks along the upper right edge, measuring less than 1cm each. There are a few scattered minor surface abrsasions. There is a spot of lifting paint to the hand of the seated figure and a fleck of paint loss along the upper part of the right edge. There are a few specks of staining near the centre of the bottom edge and the work may benefit from a light clean.
Ultraviolet light reveals no apparent signs of retouching.
Held in a painted wood frame with a canvas mount.
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"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."