The painting is darker in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has an old but still effective relining which has not flettened the paint surface which is under a discoloured varnish. To the naked eye the painting looks a little dirty but in very good condition with the impasto and brushstorked fresh and well preserved. There is some slight abrasion in the darker tones to the right. Inspection under UV light confirms the good condition of the painting with just a few scattered retouchings flourescing. Offered in a later carved and gilt wood frame. "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."