The board appears to be sound. There is some slight rounding to the lower right and upper right corners. There are a very small number of tiny nicks to the left and right edges, intrinsic to the board. There are some tiny flecks of loss in the upper right corner. There is some historic rubbing to the upper and lower edges. There is some surface dirt and studio matter. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals scattered areas of localised, sensitively executed retouchings.
The work is floated within a painted wooden frame and held behind glass.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work. "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."