The canvas has been cut and laid down on a second canvas which has been strip-lined. There are abrasions and paint losses around the edges. Extremely fine craquelure is visible in a few isolated places. There is a layer of surface dirt and accretions of dirt have collected in the built up areas of impasto. Inspection under UV light reveals heavy retouching to all four edges and there are a few other minor spots of scattered retouchings. The varnish layer is very discoloured. Held in a gold-painted wooden frame with plaster mouldings. Unexamined out of frame. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."