This work may be still stretched on its original stretcher. The canvas is taut. The paint layer is stable, seems to be clean, and may be lightly varnished. There is a small retouching above the left side of the mouth of the mother, and another small retouching above the right side of her mouth. There are no other restorations. This work is in excellent condition. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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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