This work seems to still be on its original stretcher, but the tacking edges have been reinforced to allow for proper stretching. It appears that the paint layer has been partially cleaned, or an original glaze by the artist may have been disturbed. No restorations are clearly visible under ultraviolet light. There is one retouch in the center of the blue shape in the center of the picture, and there may be others. The varnish is slightly uneven in the lower center, creating a slightly milky patch in the black color. (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.