It has not been possible to see the work entirely unframed. The canvas is not lined and undulating with associated horizontal lines in areas, most predominately to the lower part of the composition. Examination under UV light reveals no evidence of retouching. There are some stretcher bar marks running horizontally across the centre of the composition. There are some areas of light whitening to the pigment, most predominately to the blue and red pigments, consistent with age. There are a few dots of minor paint losses with associated spots of discolouration notably in the blue pigment. There is a diagonal superficial scratch (approx. 9 cm long) towards the lower part of the left edge. There are a few flyspots and small dots of light dark stains in places. This work is in overall good condition. "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."