The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.:
This work is in very good condition. The canvas is stretched on its original stretcher, but it has been lined. The paint layer is stable. There are a few spots of retouching in the sky in the upper left and around the extreme edges. There are also tiny specks of retouching here and there within the composition, and there are numerous tiny dots in the pink color of the figure with the scythe. The work will clean remarkably well to reveal a very healthy paint layer. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."