The painting is redder in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has quite a firm relining and the paint surface is dirty and under a yellowed and glossy varnish. Since the retouchings that have been applied have discoloured, most are visible to the naked eye. Scattered retouchings can be made out in the background as well as some surface scuffs, abrasion, and a restored small hole above the hand centre right. Inspection with UV light reveals further retouchings along the small craquelure in the face. The right hand has extensive retouchings as well as some retouchings infilled losses to the headdress, as well some retouchings in the face and hair. Offered in a later wooden 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."