The sheet has not been laid down. The work is in good overall condition with no apparent signs of staining and strong colours throughout.
Examination of the sheet beneath the mount reveals a loss along the upper edge, a horizontal tear with a small hole above the lower edge, and a small hole near the right edge. These are under the mount and therefore are not visible and do not affect the composition itself.
Held under glass in a gilt plaster frame with a grey mount.
Please telephone the department on 020 7293 5718 if you have any questions regarding 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."