This work is in very good condition overall. The blotchy paint scattered throughout the face and feather of the central figure is inherent to the artist's working method. There is a light surface accretion near the lower left corner, likely from time of execution. Upon close inspection, there is a minor paint loss located approximately 3.75 in. from the top edge and 20.5 in. from the right edge. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, evidence of a previous signature in the lower right hand corner and evidence of inpainting throughout fluoresces darkly; this is not the result of restoration but rather inherent to the artist's working method. Framed. 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.