This picture is unlined and in good condition. There are no signs of craquelure and the paint surface appears to be clean. There are two small surface abrasions, one below the bow's leg and the other to the right of the book far left.
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There are small areas of localised retouching to the boys face and to his sleeve and possibly further areas above the woman's head and to the leg of the piano.
The picture is contained in a later moulded plaster and gilt 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."