Original Canvas. Unlined. Appears sound.
There is a seam running horizontally across the lower half of the work where the canvas is joined. Upon very close inspection there are very minor stretcher marks visible along all four edges of the work. There appears to be a handful of areas where excess oil paint/stick is loose and is at risk of falling off. Please note that the oil stick protrudes from the canvas slightly and appears to be at risk of smudging if touched. All of this appears to be the artists intent and contemporary with the creation of the work. Overall, the work appears to be in very good condition.
UV Light Report: Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair.
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"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."