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The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
This report was prepared by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.:
This work is in original condition. The canvas is still unlined on its original stretcher. The paint layer is clean and lightly varnished. Under ultraviolet light, one can see a couple of tiny retouches in the upper left and a spot or two in the center right, but there do not appear to be any other retouches. The work is obviously in beautiful condition.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair, and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.