The medium is charcoal and oil pastel on paper. The work is in very good overall condition. There is old paper tape on all four edges, verso. The left edge has its original deckle, probably from a sketchbook. The right upper and lower corners have been rounded off evenly. There is some even mat stain in all four margins, very faint along the bottom and right edges, more visible along the top and left edges, and there is a small portion of the top edge at left (about 1cm in length) which appears to have lost its pigment, not visible in the current framing. There are a few very tiny points of old hinging residue in the margins, also covered by the current matting. The media appear bright and fresh and the work presents very well. 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.