The work is in good condition, as is the board, which is free from cracks or warping There are indications of wear and handling along the edges and margins. The paint layers are well-preserved and are in stable condition. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals scattered minute spots of retouching in the background and on the body of the goldfish, but the restoration is not apparent to the naked eye. The painterly texture is expressed more beautifully in the actual painting. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."