The canvas has been relined, apparently for purely conservational reasons, and not to address any restorations. Ultraviolet light reveals a handful of scattered tiny spots of retouching addressing paint flaking, and an uneven opaque varnish. Under close inspection there are some faint localised fine lines of craquelure, notably in the floor in the shadow of the piano. Overall this work is in good condition, and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt frame.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however the colours are richer with more contrast 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."