The canvas is relined. This painting does present reasonably well to the naked eye though it is clear that there are significant retouches throughout the entirety of the composition. UV light reveals very broad and generalized retouches throughout the entire composition, notably wide swaths in the background and the staircase and throughout parts of the arch. The figures themselves also have retouching but the vast majority is in the background, and in the barrel vault, and most of the architecture. The picture should be shown to restorer to determine how much of this retouching is actually necessary and how much could be removed. In a carved giltwood 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. 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.