Original canvas. There are faint horizontal stretcher marks visible near the left hand edge. There is a small area of craquelure in the upper left corner. There are some frame abrasions along the lower and right hand edges with some minor resultant paint loss in the lower right hand corner. The surface appears slightly dirty with some occasional scuffs and marks scattered throughout. There are two small patches and one larger path on the verso. There are some very minor specks of paint loss to the eyebrow of the right hand figure, only visible upon close inspection.
UV light inspection reveals areas of retouching to the right hand edge and occasional retouchings to the lower and left hand edges. There are further areas of retouching to both figures. There is a larger area of retouching to the floor in the lower right hand quadrant approx. 20cm wide corresponding to a patch verso.
Held in a silver painted wooden frame. "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."