The original canvas. The work appears to be in good overall condition with passages of rich impasto. There is an area of craquleur to the red tenement building in the centre of the composition. There are some areas of very minor craquelure to the light blue pigment in the sky and lower left.
UV light inspection reveals some areas of fluorescence, however, this would appear to be the artist's original paint.
Held in a simple painted frame.
There is a work on the reverse of a tenement building stairwell with some areas of paint loss. "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."