Original Canvas. Unlined. Canvas appears sound.
There appears to be cracking to the paint surface as well as associated minor losses throughout. There appear to be areas throughout where the cracked surface has destabilized the oil and there is risk of flaking. Stretcher markers and associated areas of minor loss are visible along all four framing edges.
UV Light Report:
Inspection under UV light reveals no signs or restoration or repair.
Frame: Please note that this work is unframed but stretched.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6323 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."