Oil on canvas laid on board, laid on canvas. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout, and some minor frame rubbing is visible along the four extreme framing edges. Some very small spots of paint loss are visible in the upper left corner and in one small spot is visible in the centre of the left edge - however, these appear to be stable. Ultra-violet light reveals a thick layer of varnish which prevents it from fully penetrating and scattered spots of retouching, including:
- some in-painting in the above mentioned craquelure;
- a circa 3 by 3cm area in the rose in the lower right quadrant; and
- some other scattered spots.
Otherwise, this work presents well and is ready to hang.
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."