The support is slightly bent, mostly notably in the corners. The surface is slightly dirty. There are fine cracks throughout, most visible on the sitter's neck. There is paint loss in the area of the artist's signature in the lower right corner and further scratches with some paint loss to the background along the top edge as well as to the centre of the right edge. There is a painted black line along all four edges and the work appears to be unvarnished outside these lines. Inspection under UV light does not reveal any obvious signs of restoration, but varnish prevents a more conclusive analysis. Held in a gold painted wooden frame behind glass. Unexamined out of 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."