The canvas has a firm relining. The paint surface is generally secure with some discoloured old retouchings and a repaired horizontal and vertical tear of approximately 20 by 20 cm in the area of the Christ child's belly. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals further scattered retouchings and a restored hole above the Christ child's head. There is some restored damage along the upper edge, possibly caused by the stretcher. Offered in a later wood and plaster frame in reasonable condition. "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."