The panel is flat, uncradled, and stabilized with what appears to be a vertical batten. Some thin, horizontal craquelure with some minor associated losses is scattered throughout the panel. Discolored areas of retouches are on the the child's figure, such as in his forehead, arm, and stomach. A thick varnish impedes reading under UV light, though there seems to be some spots of retouches in the bottom left quadrant, particularly on the sheep and arm of the child, and in the background, particularly above his head. The aforementioned craquelure fluoresces. The painting is offered unframed. 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.