The picture is much richer in tonality than it's catalogue illustration and it appears to be relined. The paint surface, although under a yellowing varnish, appears to be in good overall condition with no apparent damage or loss of paint except for a very minor fleck of paint missing in the upper centre and two minor man-made holes parallel to one another at the very bottom of the canvas. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms the opacity of the varnish and reveals some very minor cosmetic flecks of retouching to the background, however the sitter herself appears to be for the most part untouched and the painting in good overall condition. Offered in a gilt wood 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."