It has not been possible to see the work entirely unframed. The canvas is not lined. Examination under UV light reveals lines and dots of retouching along the extreme edges, an additional small spot of retouching in the green pigment just below the man's proper right shoulder and a few small additional dots of retouching to the man's chest, to the woman's proper left shoulder and to the second woman's face in the upper left quadrant. There are a few flecks of paint losses in places, notably to the woman's proper left arm and in between his feet. There are a few lines of stable craquelure in places. There are a few scattered fly spots. This work is in overall good condition. "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."