The canvas appears to be unlined. There is some very minor craquelure to the upper left corner of the work and there are a small number of cracks scattered throughout the paint surface. There are two punctures in the canvas to the upper centre of the work, above the sitters shoulder, measuring approximately 1 square cm. each and 3cm. apart. There is a dent to the canvas, but no puncture, within the orange area that meets the figure's shoulder, approximately 5 cm. below the aforementioned punctures. There is an area of flaking and associated paint loss to the left of the figure's left arm where the blue ground shows through, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Examination under ultra violet light reveals no evidence of retouching or repair. Otherwise, the work is in 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."