The canvas is unlined. The impasto is fresh and strong and there is no evidence of retouching when the work is exampled under UV light. There is a minor puncture to the canvas and associated loss to the paint, situated in the lower left quadrant, in the green pigment and measuring 1/4 in. in length. The varnish is a little dirty and the work would benefit from a light clean. The painting is in largely excellent original 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. 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.