Examined in the frame. Original unlined condition, on an oval canvas, with one patch adhered to reverse. The surface presents well and appears bright, aside from minor surface dust and barely visible craquelure on the girl's face and hands. Under UV: there is a green fluorescing varnish, of which the girl's face appears to have been cleaned, and darker fluorescing varnish on the cat. There is one retouch on the girl's forehead; dashed retouches near upper center edge; and a 1/2 inch dash of inpainting in background at lower right (corresponding to aforementioned patch). 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.