Executed on cream wove paper, laid down on canvas. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There is a Y shaped repaired tear (approx. 25 cm long) in the beige background between the figures at the centre of the composition and a few small repaired tears notably to the lower part of the right edge. There are some flattened creases in places, notably towards the lower left corner. There is some frame rubbing along the extreme edges, most predominately to the right edge. Colours are fresh. This work is in overall 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."