The sheet is fully laid down onto a backing board. The sheet appears sound. The edges of the sheet are slightly uneven in places, with one or two very small nicks and tears, and along the lower edge there are some losses to the sheet, possibly due to an old mount. There is some craquelure to some of the thicker areas of gouache. In one or two places, there may be some very tiny specks of loss to the gouache, only visible upon extremely close inspection. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is presented in an ornate moulded gilt frame, held under glass.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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."