The board appears sound. There are a small number of very small flecks of loss to the extreme edges. There are tiny spots of craquleure around the nail heads at the extreme edges. There are a small number of faint scuffs to the board, including two vertical scuffs to the upper right of the uppermost rainbow. There are a few very light scratches to the black gloss paint. There is light surface dust. Subject to the above, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The glossy paint makes inspection under ultraviolet light difficult but there are no obvious signs of retouching.
The work is unframed.
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."