The sheet is secured to the mount with three strips of adhesive tape; one which runs the length of the upper edge, and two which run vertically from the top to half way down the vertical edges. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There is some slight time staining to the edges of the sheet, not visible in the present mount. There is some undulation throughout the sheet but it otherwise appears sound. There are two tiny spots of foxing in the upper right corner. Subject to the above, the work appears to be very good overall condition with bright and fresh pigments throughout.
The work is window mounted and presented in a simple painted and gilded wooden frame, and held behind glass.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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."