This early print, on semi-glossy, double-weight paper, is in generally good condition. There is overall faint scuffing as well as a few scratches in the darkest areas of the print. In raking light, a faint impression in the upper left quadrant is visible. The margin corners are sharply creased, which appears to break the emulsion in a few places. There are two creases that intrude slightly into the image at the upper left corner. The upper left margin edge is peeling slightly.
There is some faint soiling on the reverse. 'NY '47 8 (encircled)' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil and 'Araron [sic] Siskind He was an inspiration to me - & called me his disciple - I liked that!' is written in an unidentified hand in ink.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce faintly. 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.