This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the corners and edges. Visible under very close inspection and under certain raking light, there are some faint scattered surface scratches in the black background to the left of the figure. There are a few scattered embedded paint bristles, inherent. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is a thin line along the curvature of the upper left side of the head that fluoresces but is not the result of restoration. Unframed. 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.