The canvas has been relined. Ultraviolet light reveals two old restorations: one circa 8 by 1.5cm in the dark pigments of the figure's dress, the second circa 4.5 by 1.5cm in the wall and sky to the right of the figure, and just a couple of tiny spots of retouching in the sky. This painting is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt coved and fluted frame.
The painting is somewhat less red than in the catalogue illustration. "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."