This early print is on double-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface. It is in generally very good condition. Three circular areas in the upper left quadrant appear to be in the negative or a feature of when this print was made, rather than condition issues.
When examined closely in high raking light, a sharp 1/2-inch crescent-shaped crease that appears to break the emulsion is visible near the right edge. A very small, faint linear crease is also visible upon close inspection in the central portion of the image. None of the aforementioned detracts from the generally fine appearance of this early print. 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.