Grading this albumen print on a scale of 1 to 10 - a 10 being a print that has very rich, deep dark tones and highlights that retain all their original detail - this print rates an 8 or a 9. This print has saturated chocolate tones in the darkest areas, for example in the doorway or in the shadows under the rocks, and the highlights are creamy. The tonality overall, however, is fairly light.
This print is in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination in raking light, scattered creases are visible. There is minor wear to the edges.
'16 Pica,' '3,' and 'H 143 - 4 - 2' 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.