The canvas is unlined and the turnover and tacking edges have been strengthened with a thin
strip-lining and attached to a new keyed wooden stretcher. The structural condition is sound
The paint surface has an even varnish layer and inspection under ultraviolet light shows only
small, scattered retouchings, several of which are along the upper horizontal framing edge.
These are all carefully applied and of minimal size.
The painting is therefore in very good and stable condition and no further work is required. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."