The sheet is secured to the mount with two tabs of adhesive tape in the upper corners. The left, right and lower edges are unevenly cut. There is an old restored, fork-shaped tear to the centre of the left edge, this appears to be stable. There is further restoration to the edges of the sheet, most noticeable along the upper left and upper right extreme edges. There is some staining to the sheet, most evident towards the upper edge, and along the upper third of the right hand edge. There is some pale foxing to the lower edge of the sheet. There is evidence of studio matter and detritus elsewhere in the sheet. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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."