The canvas is lined, the varnish is discoloured and streaky, and the paint surface is dirty and appears rather worn in areas, most notably in the dark pigments in the lower half of the composition, where the canvas weave has become visible. There is frame abrasion with associated retouching along all four edges, as well as an associated area of paint loss along the lower left margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the thick, streaky varnish, underneath which it is possible to discern small retouchings scattered throughout, but no major damages. "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."