The sheet is adhered to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape at the upper corners. The upper edge is serated and the sheet is shaped at the lower corners. There are remnants of previous adhesive tape to the verso, two of which protroud at the extreme left and lower edges, not visible in the present mount.There is a tear to the sheet at the left edge, just above centre, and a further small tear to the lower edge, to the left of centre. There is a vertical crease running the length of the sheet to the right of the two women and a diagonal crease towards the lower left corner with further more minor creasing elsewhere. There is an area of adhesive residue towards the lower right corner. The sheet has some staining in line with the acidic mount, not visible in the mount, and some time staining.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a gilt carved frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."