Executed on cream laid paper, affixed to the overmount along all four edges of the reverse with tape. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There is a tiny repaired tear (approx. 1 cm long) to the right part of the upper edge. There are some lines of craquelure and surface scratches with associated dots of paint losses most predominately to the centre of upper and lower parts of the composition (as visible in the catalogue illustration). There is a diagonal crease (approx. 4 cm long) running across the lower right corner with associated darker pigment. The sheet is light stained. 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."