Original canvas. Ultraviolet light reveals some minor scattered retouchings, notably in some of the yellow pigments above the fireplace and in the background near the large curtain to the right of the composition. Apart from a 2cm unrestored scratch in the ceiling in the upper left quadrant of the composition (just visible in the catalogue illustration), a yellowed dirty varnish, and some frame rubbing to the extreme edges visible framed, overall this work is in good condition and would be transformed with a surface clean.
The varnish is more yellowed in reality than in the catalogue illustration.
Held in a decorative gold-painted frame. "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."