The panel is comprised of two pieces of wood brought together by a vertical join which is reinforced on the verso with three horizontal strips of wood. The overall panel is flat, stable, and un-beveled. Along the join there is very minimal retouches, only a couple very small brush strokes along the lower section of the join. The torso, face, and drapery of the figure are all well preserved, showing little, or no retouches at all. The area in and around the hair show generally applied retouches, which are visible under UV but show very dark to the naked eye. Similarly, two strips at either ends of the panel show retouches, but again are very dark when viewed with the naked eye. Overall, the essential parts of the composition are in quite a nice state of preservation. 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.