This work is in original unlined condition. There are minor undulations throughout the canvas. On the surface there is minor surface dirt and dust; frame abrasion along the upper and left edges; a small loss above the tiger's lower back; and a small minor dent in the upper right quadrant. Under UV: old varnish fluoresces green unevenly and largely obscures the picture surface, though a small area of retouching can be seen underneath the tiger's proper right ear as well as a small area of inpainting to address prior frame abrasion at the upper center edge. 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.