This print, on double-weight paper with a slightly pebbled surface, is in generally excellent condition. As is typical of Cartier-Bresson's later prints, a few, scattered deposits of original retouching are visible in raking light. The area underneath the signature in the margin is faintly yellowed. There is subtle rippling to the upper and lower margin edges.
'P45' and '220' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. 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.