The canvas has not been lined and is somewhat undulated in the upper right corner. Two faint stretcher bar marks corresponding to the upper and central stretcher members are visible. There are a couple of spots of paint flaking in the ground in the lower right quadrant, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Ultra-violet light reveals intermittent strokes of retouching along the four framing edges and some other scattered spots notably in the background, including a circa 10cm vertical stroke above the poster. These retouchings appear to be addressing paint flaking and could possibly be improved with some restoration.
Presented in a simple wooden frame.
Colours are somewhat less red in reality than in the catalogue illustration. "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."