The sheet is adhered to the mount with two strips of tape to each of the upper corners and a strip along the lower edge. The mount covers 4cm. of the sheet. There is a piercing toward the upper edge of the sheet with some staining, not visible in the present mount. The sheet undulates in places and has some light creasing towards the corners and the left, lower and upper edges. There is a probable historic and restored vertical tear at the lower part of the left edge, not wholly visible in the present mount. There are one or two nicks to the extreme edges of the sheet, not visible in the present mount. The sheet is housed within an acidic mount and frame and there is corresponding staining. There are small flecks of foxing to the sheet and one or two accretions.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a painted wooden 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."