The canvas has been strip-lined along its four framing edges. There is a fine pattern of craquelure throughout. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some isolated spots of cosmetic retouching in the right and lower framing edges. As also visible in the catalogue illustration, there is an uneven layer of residual varnish which has somewhat discoloured in time and which has affected the appearance of this work. This work would benefit from cleaning and restoration.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate. "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."