Both panels are in very good condition with a very slight vertical bow. The paint surface of each is in fair condition, though thinning a little in areas, and both have a small patch of restoration, approximately 1 by 1/4 inch on the lower left edge. Inspection under ultra violet is impeded by an opaque varnish which may cover older retouching, though a little strengthening to the upper section of the background in the male portrait is apparent and further strengthening to the sitter's right sleeve is apparent. There is possible retouching to the female sitter's face and hair surrounding her left eye and some strengthening in the background on the right side of the panel.
Both offered in carved wood frames. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.