The canvas is lined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition. Patterns of craquelure throughout. Under UV light, retouching to minor area of paint loss above enthroned figure and to the figure, to the top of the column at center; minor spots of retouching to upper left quadrant and in places below the nude figure; retouching to tear repair of approximately 14 inches extending from the lower edge at center; retouching to tear repair above the signature, approximately 4 inches in length; further areas of retouching throughout.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.