This painting still seems to be on its original stretcher. The inscription is clearly visible on the reverse. The paint layer is in beautiful state. It has never been cleaned or varnished. There are a few scuffs around the extreme edges and a few losses across the bottom edge caused by frame abrasion. Although this work should not be varnished and cleaning is not necessary, there are a few spots in the black on the left side that should be carefully removed. The work is in beautiful state overall. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.) 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.