The work is generally in satisfactory condition. There is an area of cracklure and paint flaking near the lower right edge; a small spot of paint loss around the lower right corner; several round shapes abrasion near the top right corner; a linear cover crack on the right palm of the female figure; the top left corner of the wood stretcher is chipped resulting in unevenness of the canvas; several very fine cracks on the right face of the left figure, no longer than 4 cm, stretching from the temple of his right head to the background. Fine cover craquelures appear on the upper half which is contained in the background and not the figures. Otherwise, the work is in generally satisfactory condition. Please note that it was not examined under ultraviolet light. "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."