Excellent condition. The brown sheet, which is a uniform color throuhought, is an extremely good condition and is mounted around its edges to a paper inlay, which allows the sheet to be seen from the reverse without excessive handling. There are slight undulations in the upper right of the sheet, and a small area in the center that is slightly mottled due to the effects of humidity -- none of this affects the appearance of the composition. The artist used a dark medium which he referred to as "mountain chalk", that has a dramatic depth of tone and is lusterous in the more heavily applied areas. The composition itself is in excellent, stable condition and shows no evidence of alteration. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.