This painting is in beautiful condition. It has never been removed from its original stretcher. The paint layer is not clean and will respond well to cleaning. There are no losses and if the canvas were tightened, the painting could remain unlined. Changing the frame and cleaning the work would improve the painting beautifully.
This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.