This painting is in good condition overall, as is the canvas, which is clear and taut. Paint layers and brushworks are well preserved. There are pin-sized spots of media accretion in the lower middle register, on the white dress and traces of liquid brown accretion on the middle left (on the white sleeve). There is a scratch on the thigh and associated paint loss, slightly vertical (approximately 2.1 cm). Examination under ultraviolet light indicates no evidence of retouching. The colors are softer and more pastel in reality. The figures' skin tones are much fairer than the catalogue illustration. Framed, with gilded, carved, and European frame. "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."