The sheet is not laid down, but is adhered to a backing card via two hinges along the top edge.
There is slight cockling to the sheet. There is a pin hole visible in the top left corner. There are slight abrasions to the bottom edge of the sheet in line with a previous framing. This is not visible in the present mount and do not detract from the overall appearance of the work.
There is staining to the black sugar-paper sheet, not noticeable in the present mount. This excepting the work appears in very good overall condition.
Housed in a thin gold-painted wooden frame, set within a cream card mount behind glass.
"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."