The sheet is sound and slightly cockled. It has not been laid down but attached to the reverse of the mount with adhesive tape across the upper left and right corners and to the centre of the upper edge.
There are two pin-size holes, one near the centre of the left edge and one near the right hand side of the lower edge. There is a small surface abrasion in the lower left corner and two small, sensitively repaired tears near the centre of the lower edge. There are a few small spots of retouching to the white draperies beneath the cental figure. Otherwise the work appears in good overall condition with strong colours throughout.
Held in a gilt plaster frame with a white mount under glass, clean and ready to hang.
Please contact the department on 0207 293 5718 if you have any questions about the present work.
"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."