The catalogue illustration is representative for the actual painting.
The small single panel is in good condition. The paint layer is generally sound, and no damages are apparent. Some very tiny retouchings can be made out with the naked eye in the background, in Mary's scarf and in the child's face. The paint surface is under a clear layer of varnish. Inspection under UV light reveals some additional tiny scattered retouchings along the edge in the background and in the figure of Christ, which appears to have been a vertical (surface) scratch.
Offered in a plain wood frame in 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."