This is a study for John Butler Yeats' oil of the same title which was exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1886, reviewed by Thomas Bodkin as 'an exquisitely wistful one of street children' and now in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
The sheet appears to be sound and the work in good overall condition.
Held under UV glass in a gilt and cream composite frame ready to hang; 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."