The canvas has not been lined. As just visible in the catalogue illustration there are some localised areas of faint hairline craquelure. Ultra-violet light reveals some relatively minor signs of retouching, notably scattered thin lines addressing craquelure, strokes intermittently along the framing edges, and a number of other minor scattered spots. This work is in good overall condition and ready to hang.
The colours are somewhat more luminous and less pink overall, and the whites lighter.
Presented in a gilt frame, with a fabric-covered inner section. "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."