The canvas has been relined. Ultraviolet light reveals some old strokes of retouching in the lighter area in the wall to the left of the child's head, some minor spots in the wall in the upper centre, and a handful of minor spots in the door. The varnish has yellowed over time, and the work's appearance would be transformed with a surface clean. The work is overall in good condition.
Held in a decorative gilt frame, with foliate ornaments.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however the yellows in the background are richer 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."