Made up of three vertical panels, the rightmost slightly smaller than the other wtwo. They are not cradled, but the joints are supported by wooden inserts. The smaller panel is slightly bowed convex. The paint surface is thick, ith detail of the jewellery and the fabric along the ciff very well - preserved. There are scattered repairs that have slightly discoloured. A small area of slightly lifting pain in the lower left corner, visible under raking light. This needs attention.
Inspection under UV light shows specks of retouching in her face, and two more substantial restorations on her forehead and left eye. There is restrengthening of the dark pattern in her cuff.
This lot is offered in a gilt frame with a few knocks to the paint surface. "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."