This photograph, with a slightly warm tone, is in generally very good to excellent condition. There are some tiny linear red ink deposits near the center of the print. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: deposits of original retouching; and some tiny linear impressions and creases that do not appear to break the emulsion. There are tack-holes at the upper left and right corners. The edges are slightly worn with occasional minor losses of emulsion.
There are tape remnants and abrasions on the reverse of the mount. The photographer's stamps on the reverse are as follows: '53 W 88 NY 24' [crossed out], '65 Central Park West, New York City 23,' and '65 Central Park West, New York City 10023, EN 2-1658' 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.