The panel is sound. There are some minor paint losses (visible in the catalogue illustration) to the 'e' of the signature, to the sky below the right hand wing of the yellow bird and to the right of the grey bird. Under UV light, there are traces of inpainting in areas around the signature, in the sky, at the upper right and left, in the background on the left side, in the blue bird form and a few cosmetic touches in other areas. There are also traces of inpainting to the wooden mount which was made by the artist. This work is in good and stable condition. Images of the impainting under UV light are available from the department. "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."