The board is sound. There are one or two very minor nicks to the extreme edges of the board, which appear to be either inherent or historic. There is one small fleck of loss towards the lower right corner, with an associated very fine line of cracking, only visible upon close inspection. There is surface dirt to the work and instances of minor studio matter and detritus in places. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is held in a composite painted wooden frame and behind glass.
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."