Pastel and chalk on linen board. There is undulation to the board. Overall the surface is bright and stable, aside from minor surface dirt and dust; pinpoint dots of very minor discoloration in the background, and toning at the extreme edges. There is one minute area of loss on the dog's proper right back leg; as well as a nick at the lower center edge and another large nick to the left lower edge, neither of which is visible in current matting. 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.