The canvas is slack on the stretcher and buckling in places, most notably in the upper left quadrant. Frame abrasions can be seen along the edges. There is a loss in the lower left corner and along the left edge by the flowering tree. Additionally a small puncture is visible along the lower edge, to the left of the feet of the central figure. There is a vertical crack approximately 5cm in length running parallel to the left edge through the figure in blue, and fine craquelure can be seen throughout. There is a light layer of surface dirt with spots in places, and a varnish drip mark can be seen in the lower right corner on the figures seated in a circle. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. "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."