The canvas is lined, the paint surface is stable if very slightly dirty, and the varnish is clear and even. A faint vertical stretcher mark is visible down the right margin. Some slightly discoloured retouchings are visible along small lines of previous losses, probably caused by flaking, one going down the binding of the 'Bellini Opera' book and onto the sitter's hand, and the other in the paper to the left of the same hand. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some small areas of retouching scattered throughout the composition, most notably to the aforementioned damages. In overall good condition. "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."