The canvas is lined. Examination under UV light reveals a thick layer of varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating, and there does not appear to be evidence of retouching. There is fine and stable craquelure to the composition, and an associated spot of paint loss to the flowers at the centre of the upper edge. There is evidence of paint shrinkage, notably to the lower right quadrant of the work. This work is in overall fairly good condition. "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."