This work has been lined. The surface is clean and the colors remain vibrant. Under UV: The work is covered in an unevenly applied varnish. Areas of very finely applied retouching are visible underneath and around the soldier's boots; around the outline of his proper right arm, shoulder, face and helmet; above the left of his hat; and in the space between the top of his hat and the column. Pinpoint dots of scattered retouching are visible in the foreground underneath the figure and horse and at the extreme edges. There are a few white fluorescing pinpoints in the horse's chest. 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.