The canvas is unlined. Underneath an uneven varnish reads a charming image with some thin craquelure throughout the painting, though mostly concentrated on the dog's head and bottom left of the background. Some paint loss is visible along the edges of the canvas, mostly concentrated on the right side. The dog has some minor losses, most noticeably in the thin vertical scratch on his neck. It is difficult to read any retouches under UV light, though there possibly could be some in the form of inpainting to the craquelure. Some retouching on the losses could help improve the condition of the canvas, though the painting could be ready to hang as is. It is presented in a simple wood frame. 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.