The board appears to be sound. There is a historic loss to the board in the lower right corner and there is some slight rounding to the upper corners. There is some light abrasion to all four edges, most likely from a previous frame, which is not wholly visible in the present frame. There are one or two very tiny instances of paint loss. There is some light surface dirt and studio matter throughout. Subject to the above the work appears to be in overall very good condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals minor scattered areas of fluorescence throughout the composition including but not limited to the outer edges, in line with the aforementioned frame abrasion. These have all been extremely sensitively executed.
Please telephone the department on +44 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present lot. "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."