The sheets of metal are stable and examination under UV light reveals no signs of retouching.
Homme costumé: The metal sheet is slightly bent towards the upper left corner and there are some paint losses in places, most notably to the figure's proper left leg and to the dark blue pigment to the centre of the left edge.
Femme costumée: The metal sheet is lightly bent towards the upper left and right corners and there are some minor paint losses in places.
This work is in overall 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."