The canvas has not been lined. A joining line between two canvases is visible on the reverse in the lower half of the composition. A horizontal line of fine craquelure, corresponding to the aforementioned joint, is visible across the lower half of the composition. There are some isolated, pin-head sized spots of flaking close to the centre of the lower edge, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals a small spot of retouching (patched on the reverse) in the pink background in the centre of the right framing edge, possibly addressing a small tear. Although another very small patch is also visible on the reverse, UV light reveals no further sign of retouching.
This work is in overall good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a simple 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."