This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The colors are vibrant. All of the silver square elements are accounted for and secure. Intermittent fine horizontal lines of hairline craquelure are present throughout the upper half of the lower striped panel, and the lower half of the upper striped panel; however, the paint layer is stable. Along the extreme upper left edge of the work, a few faint handling marks are present. This work has been recently restored by the Atelier Soto in Paris. 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.