The canvas is not lined and the edges are taped. Inspection under UV light reveals some intermittent spots and fine lines of retouching, the most prominent of which is a spot to the upper left corner and a line of retouching (approx. 3cm) to the figure of the boy corresponding to a repaired tear. There are some fine lines of craquelure and paint shrinkage in places. There some very minor frame abrasion to the extreme edges with some associated tiny paint losses. This work is in overall good condition.
"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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