This early print is in overall excellent condition. A gentle wave is visible under close examination in raking light. The margin edges are yellowed.
There are scattered rust-colored stains on the reverse. In addition to the Magnum copyright stamp, there is a stamp that reads 'THIS IS AN ARCHIVAL PRINT PROCESSED FOR MAXIMUM PERMANENCE AND STABILITY.' The numbers '9' and '156/35' are written in an unidentified hand on the reverse.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph 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.