The board is sound. There are frame abrasions along the edges with minor associated paint loss. There is a vertical crease or crack running down the left edge. Some isolated faint cracks are visible in places along the edges. There is a faint surface scratch running across the tip of the woman's necklet and coat.There is a tiny scratch at the bottom of the left man's coat. Scattered throughout the composition, there are tiny flecks of paint loss. Some paint shrinkage is visible in the white pigment along the edges. There is a layer of surface dirt with spots in places. Inspection under UV light reveals scattered retouching to the left soldier's hat, face and coat and to the two other figures' coats. There is some further retouching to the background along the right soldier's neck and along the lower right edge. Held in a painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of 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."