Grading this albumen print on a scale of 1 to 10 - a 10 being an albumen print with deep brown dark tones and highlights that retain all of their original detail - this print rates an 8. While the dark tones remain rich and there is a high level of detail, the highlights have yellowed somewhat, particularly along the left and lower edges.
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. As is customary, the print is trimmed unevenly to the image and a portion of the negative edge is visible at the left, upper, and lower edges. Upon close inspection, soft diagonal impressions are visible at each corner.
'677.5' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil. The edges of the reverse are faintly yellowed. 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.