Original canvas on what appears to be the original stretcher. There are minor abrasions to the edges and light wear to the corners. Craquelure is visible throughout the composition and there is an associated chip to the left of the tail of the crayfish. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals two small spots of retouching to the centre of the upper edge. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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