The actual painting is softer in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has an old relining. One horizontal crack of approx. 10 cm. can be seen upper centre. Otherwise no major damages seem to be apparent. The paint surface is under a fine layer of dirt and discoloured varnish. Thinness can be observed in the background. A few small discoloured retouchings can be seen in the face. One tiny paint loss can be observed lower right. Inspection under ultra violet light is largely impeded but does reveal the small retouchings in the face. Offered in a giltwood frame, chips (ML). "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."