Femme: This work is in good condition overall, taking its age into account. The media layer is stable, and the colors are vibrant. Several artist pinholes are present intermittently in the upper quadrants, at each of the extreme edges and in each extreme corner of the sheet. A minor slightly enlarged pinhole is present in the center left quadrant; this area is stable. Two minor repairs are present in the upper left quadrant, one measuring 6 inches in length at the extreme upper edge and another measuring 2 inches in length at the extreme upper corner; these are stable. Scattered minor faint creases are present overall, which are consistent with the age of the work. Under UV: no evidence of inpainting becomes apparent.
Cheval: This work is in good condition overall, taking its age into account. The media layer is stable, and the colors are vibrant. Aside from the structural conditions noted above, minor creases are present overall which are consistent with the age of the work. Under UV: no evidence of inpainting becomes apparent.
The work is ready to hang. Framed under museum glass.
Framed dimensions: 43 1/8 by 34 1/8 in.
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.
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