This work is in good condition, taking its age into account. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. Fine craquelure is present throughout the composition, however, the paint layer is stable. The colors are vibrant. An area of light frame abrasion is present along the extreme lower left edge of the canvas, measuring two inches in length. A light varnish is visible under raking light. Under ultraviolet examination, a border of inpainting becomes apparent along each edge of the canvas, measuring between ½ and 1 inch in thickness. Additional small spots of inpainting become apparent in the background areas of the composition, as well as a one-inch line along the upper knee of the seated figure. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.