The canvas is lined. Some abrasions to the edges and a craquelure pattern across the surface, which appears stable. May benefit from a light clean.
Under ultraviolet light reveals retouchings to the edges and some infilling to craquelure around the window. A spot of retouching to the boy's left arm and a larger area near the lower right edge.
Held in a rosewood frame.
The present work was acquired by Stanley Seeger and Christopher Cone at Christie's, South Kensington, 12 July 2005, lot 14, for £1920 (hammer plus premium) "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."