There is a hairline crack to the panel running from the upper right to approximately 1cm above the left shoulder of the figure. There is a very minor paint crack to the head of the figure. There are very minor losses of paint to the lower edge and a minor loss to the right of the signature. There is minor craquelure near the eyes of the figure and above the signature. The pencil underdrawing is visible to the naked eye, particularly to the right of the samovar. The pencil underdrawing and the composition do not always overlap. Inspection under UV light reveals several minor areas of retouching: in the lower left, the lower right above the signature, as well as towards the samovar. Held in a gilt wooden 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."