The canvas has been lined. There is an area of craquelure with some associated paint lifting to the upper left hand framing edge. There is a very minor paint abrasion above the boy with the pan on his head. Otherwise the work appears to be in fair overall condition.
UV light inspection reveals some areas of retouching to the rafters in the upper portion of the composition. Flecks of retouching in and around the figure group. Some further retouhcings to the floor in the lower portion of the canvas and some minor retouchings elsewhere.
This picture is contained in a moulded plaster sweep 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."