The canvas has been strip-lined along the tacking edges. Ultraviolet light reveals some spots of retouching to the lower left of the vase, and a thick uneven varnish. Apart from some rubbing to the top of the 'B' of the signature, overall this work is in good condition, and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative brown-painted frame, with gilt ornaments.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are overall accurate, however the man's red coat is a subtler and deeper road, and the illustration image is too sharpened. "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."