The masonite board is stable. There is a milky varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating, however examination under UV light appears to reveal no signs of retouching. There is some frame rubbing along the extreme edges notably to the left part of the lower edge with a few associated dots of paint loss in particular to the centre of the left edge. There is some gold residue along the extreme edges from a previous mounting. There are three tiny dots of dirt towards the center of the composition in the black pigment. This work is in overall very good condition. "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."