The canvas has not been lined. Ultraviolet light reveals a spot of restoration in the stone to the upper right of the doorway, and a small area of old retouching to a circa 2.5cm repaired tear in the stone below the seated man. Overall this work is in good condition.
Held in an elaborate gilt 19th Century style frame, with laurel-leaf ornaments.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however the red of the standing woman's dress is richer, and the architecture is less yellow in reality. "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."