This work is clean and not visibly varnished. The board is very slightly concave, but not disturbingly so. There is no instability. While the darker colors seem to be in original state, discoloration in the white pigment may have received some broad restorations. It can be seen that some of the paint around the profile of the white shape has been scraped by the artist, and there do not seem to be losses here. It is recommended that the work be hung as-is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.) 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.