The canvas has not been lined. There is a very faint stretcher mark visible under raking light. Under ultraviolet light the thick opaque varnish obscures a clear reading of the surface, however there is a thin line of retouching addressing an old surface scratch in the upper right in the background, a stroke of retouching in her fringe and in her forehead, and some further scattered spots. Overall this work is in good condition and would benefit from a surface clean to address the varnish which has yellowed with age.
Held in a decorative, rococo-style frame, with floral ornaments.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however the pigments, notably the figure's skin tones and the golden 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."