Oil on cradled panel. The picture surface is covered by a yellow varnish. Surface dirt and dust. There is some thinness, especially in the background, though the subject's fur wrap retains some of its original detail. Under UV light, there are widely scattered retouches to the background at upper right and upper left. Minor, feathered retouching to the subjects face addresses the vertical craquelure as well as the contours of her nose, chin and eyebrows. Some minor additional strengthening to the costume and in the subject's hands. Overall the work presents well. In a carved wooden 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. 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.