Original canvas which is slack on the stretcher. There are a number of holes, pinholes, punctures and dents with corresponding paint loss throughout the canvas. There is a layer of thick surface dirt and surface scratches, notably to the face of the boy on the left, to his jacket and trousers. The canvas has frayed along the tacking edges and there are a number of pinholes running along the edges. There is craquelure to the impasto in places. UV light reveals two areas of retouching to holes on a tree trunk in the top right quartile. The painting would benefit from restoration. Held in a simple wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. "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."