The sheet has been fully laid down onto a backing board. The upper edge has been neatly cut and the right edge has been slightly unevenly cut or torn. There appears to be a possible old repaired tear to the centre of the left hand edge, with a further, smaller associated crease. There is a tiny fleck of loss to the white pigment in the upper part of the cross. There are a small number of faint scattered light scuffs to the work, largely only visible in the outer brown pigment. There are a few small accretions within the paint and to the paint surface. There are a few spots of studio detritus and surface matter, and light surface dirt in places. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.
The work is held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 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."