The canvas is not lined and there is a milky varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating. However, UV examination reveals some spots of fluorescence to the sitter's hair and a line to the left of the figure's proper left arm which pertain to an uneven layer of varnish. There are several artist's pin holes to all four corners, some of which with associated paint losses. There is a spot of paint loss to the centre of the lower edge where the canvas is slightly fraying. There are a few further paint losses visible along the extreme left edge. There are fine lines of paint shrinkage to the sitter's ring and fine lines of craquelure throughout and entirely stable. This work is in overall good condition and might benefit from a light clean. "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."