The board is sound. Examination under UV light reveals a thick layer of varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating, however examination reveals spots of retouching to the centre of the left edge, and a further spot of retouching (measuring 1cm.) to the bottom of the red figure in the lower left quadrant of the composition. There are minor scattered spots of retouching to the background of the sky. There is frame abrasion to the extreme edges of the board, and artist pinholes to all four corners of the work. There are some minor scattered losses to the pigment, including a scratch (approx. 8cm.) towards the centre of the right edge, with associated pigment loss. This work is in 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."