This decorative and signed painting is cooler and less red than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has quite a recent relining and is offered in a modern frame which is in good condition. The paint surface is clean and stable with the putti, still life elements and the background well preserved. However, the darker tones have become rather sunken. Frame abrasion is present along the edges and a 1 cm extension has been placed along the upper edge to fit the frame. Inspection under UV light reveals scattered retouchings. "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."