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, some deposits of original retouching are visible in raking light. Upon close inspection, one soft handling crease is visible at the upper left corner.
The margins are faintly yellowed, and the margin corners are slightly bumped. There are some faint black lines in ink along the margins.
On the reverse, there are two tape remants at the upper edge. 'CEA1112' and '26' 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.