The support consists of two vertical panels joined together by six batons and he panels are bevelled. The paint surface is in sound condition and under a glossy layer of varnish which prevents examination under ultraviolet light. Scattered retouchings are however present to the naked eye. The painting appears to have been recently cleaned and is ready to hang. The lot if offered in an extremely elaborate later plaster and wood painted frame in fair 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."