There is a tiny pin hole to the bottom left hand quadrant. There are two further pin holes visible, the first in the upper left quadrant, the second to the centre of the extreme right hand edge. There are two areas of cracking to the panel, with further very minor cracks appearing down the centre of the composition. Elsewhere there are a few surface scuffs noticeable in the lower left and upper right quadrant, with lifting to the grey pigment in the lower right.
There is surface dirt with a further, light mould to the surface. There are two spots of possible loss or rubbing in the upper left hand quadrant, visible upon close inspection.
There is an unfinished sketch on the reverse.
Ultraviolet light reveals areas which fluoresce, which appear in keeping with the nature of the materials and do not suggest retouchings.
Housed in a thick gilt wooden frame.
"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."