The canvas is not lined. The edges are reinforced with tape. The preparatly layer of pigment is very thin and the weave of the canvas is visible in places notably towards the upper right corner and along the right edge and in places along the left edge. Examination under UV light reveals three small spots of retouching towards the centre of the left edge to the wing of the flying figure at upper centre and towards the upper right corner. There is a further area of fluorescence towards the centre of the lower edge which does not appear to be related to restoration. This work is in overall very good condition. "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."