This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable overall. A faint intermittent line of frame abrasion is present along the extreme edges of the canvas. A two-inch circular isolated area of fine hairline craquelure is present in the right cheek of the boy. Under raking light inspection, a few isolated one- to three-inch areas of very fine spiderweb craquelure become apparent int he lower left quadrant of the work, in the areas of purple pigment, and in the upper left quadrant in the areas of grey impasto. However, all of these areas are stable. Under ultraviolet light inspection, two isolated areas of accretions become apparent at the upper right edge of the canvas, measuring one and two inches in length respectively; strong fluorescence occurs throughout due to the pigments utilized by the artist. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.