Ad un primo esame si nota un piccolo foro seguito da una mancanza di cm 1 circa in alto al centro verso l'estremità superiore del quadro.
L'esame alla lampada di Wood evidenzia un leggero strato di vernice fluorescente e qualche ritocco, forse coevo, nel punto di incontro dei volti.
L'opera si presenta in ottimo stato di conservazione.
From a first hand inspection a small hole with a loss (cm 1 circa) is visible in the centre of the top edge.
The ultra violet light reveals a light fluorescent varnish spread over the surface and few small retouches (probably coeval to the painting) where the faces touches.
The overall condition as to the state of preservation is excellent. "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."