The painting is less bright and warmer in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has a tight relining which has somewhat flattened the paint surface. To the naked eye the paint surface appears secure and under a slightly discoloured varnish. Scattered discoloured retouchings are visible to the naked eye, but these few are localised and minor, espcially for the size od the canvas, as confirmed by inspection under UV light. The painting is abraded in some localised areas, for example in the flower centre right, in the young woman's chest, above the hands in the centre of the composition, in the tunic to the left, in the hat and in the cheek of the standing man. Offered in a later carved and gilt wood frame in good 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."