Oil on panel, unframed. It appears that the original panel has been inset into a larger panel. The dimensions of the painted panel are 36.5 by 50.5 cm. The panel itself is slightly concave from left to right. Evidence of panel cracks extending vertically are visible, especially from the top edge through the Madonna's hair and ear; also in the Madonna's face. Craquelure, pigment separation, and discolored retouches are visible throughout the work. Under UV light, retouching to the aforementioned vertical panel crack as well as around the virgin's ear. Additional strengthening to the darks in the virgin's cloak; retouches to the abrasions in the Madonna's chest, breast, hand and throughout the Christ child and his clothing. The Madonna's face is covered by a lightly fluorescing varnish. The background does not appear to have been retouched, but is abraded. 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.