The achieved painting, painted in 1860, was sold at Sotheby's London on November 15th, 1995, lot 20, for £200 000 (cf Damien Bartoli and Frederick Ross, William Bouguereau, Catalogue raisonné of his painted works, New York, 2010, pp. 62-63, n°1860/01 for an illustration of the achieved painting)
- The drawing is paler than the catalogue's illustration.
- Thin paper laid on another paper.
- Long horizontal scratch that may have torn the paper in the lower left, part that stretches to the middle of the goat.
- Other scratches scattered on the surface.
- The paper has slightly yellowed.
- The drawing has slanted marks, as if it was scrubbed.
- It seems there was a very tiny part knocked in at the top.
- Wear or lack in the lower part below the knee of the woman.
"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."