This painting is overall in good condition and ready to hang.
The canvas has not been lined. There are some scattered, localised fine lines of craquelure which are not visually distracting. Ultraviolet light reveals some scattered small spots of retouching towards the centre and upper-right of the sky, and some small strokes in the harp; there are also thin lines of green fluorescence, primarily in the white pigments of the figures' cloaks, however these are not clearly associated with retouching and are likely to be the artist's original pigments.
Presented in a decorative gilt 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."