This early print, on double-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally very good condition. At the center left of the image are several small circular, beige deposits of indeterminate nature. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: a soft linear crease which runs the width of the print along the upper edge; some scattered, matte deposits of original retouching; a few small areas of silvering in the darker parts of the image; and scattered soft handling creases which do not appear to break the emulsion. It is trimmed to the image and the edges are worn. The upper right and lower left corners are creased.
'MARGRIT FISCHER' is written in an unidentified hand in ink on the reverse and 'A.38.2825E / Kallin [crossed out in ink]-Fischer' is written in pencil.
The print is tipped along the upper edge on the reverse to thick cream color paper. On the reverse of the paper mount, there is appropriate age-darkening and some tiny rust-colored deposits. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil: 'F0 28' (twice); 'A38.2825E / Fischer'; and '081.004.3.10.'
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce. 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.