This work is still stretched on its original stretcher. The paint layer may be slightly dirty, but it looks well nonetheless. There are three horizontal lines of cracking which are slightly unstable in the forearm of the seated woman, and two others in the raised arm of the figure behind. The only retouches seem to be in the right shoulder of the woman behind. The condition would improve if the paint layer were stabilized in these isolated areas. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.) 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.