Original canvas which is buckling slightly in the centre. There is a second unfinished portrait in oil on the reverse. Frame abrasions with minor associated paint loss are visible at the edges. There are light abrasions to the paint layer in general, this is most notable in the blue background in the left of the composition. A few small scattered cracks are visible in places. There is a light layer of surface dirt and an area of discoloured varnish to the left of the sitter's right eye. Inspection under UV light reveals no apparent signs of retouching. Framed.
Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Studio Sale) is not applicable to this lot.
"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."