The canvas is lined and there is a thick layer of milky varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating. However, UV examination does reveal a few spots of retouching in places, most notably an area to the knees of the figure also associated to some stable craquelure, as well as an area on the sitter's right upper thigh. There are some spots of retouching along the upper and lower extreme edges. Two spots of retouching of circa 10 cm are visible above the signature. Otherwise this work is in fairly good condition. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.