Paper is glued to the canvas in some areas over gypsum preparation and in some areas directly on the canvas. The effect is heavily textured surface. Cracks are visible in the white raised "X" in the upper part of the painting. A 4cm x 2cm loss of paint layer is visible on the lower part of the "X: left side and another ca 3 cm x 3cm in the upper right segment of the" X". There are further paint losses in the middle area (ca 4cm x 4cm) and some minor part ca 2 cm radius, also in the middle part. Some raised and loose areas also visible especially on the middle upper part of the painting where the surface is more textured. The painting has being consolidated previously: adhesive marks in several areas are visible. UV analysis: few in painting in the middle and upper part of the painting.
The canvas is wavy because of the drying force of the glue and the fact that the canvas is not stretched properly. Stretcher made in China: one cross are on the uper left corner is missing. "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."