This work is in good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling with associated loss to the surface. There are several cracks to the wood, listed below, which are inherent to the artists working method and the material and are not considered condition issues by the artist. Several are visible in the catalogue illustration and are listed below:
on the back of the figure: 11 inch crack on his shirt
8 inch crack on his pants
on the front of the figure: 24 inch crack on the front
7 inch crack behind his left ear 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.