It has not been possible to examine the work entirely unframed. The canvas is not lined. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There are pinholes at all four corners. There is some minor paint shrinkage in places, most predominately in the blue pigment and a few scattered thin lines of craquelure, notably to the centre of the biggest purple flower. There is a paint loss to the blue pigment, approx. 15 cm from left edge and 32 from lower edge. There is a possible spot of paint loss to the lower right corner. Impasto is nice and well preserved. There is some minor frame rubbing along the extreme edges. This work is in overall very 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."