Oil on canvas, with a relatively new lining. The picture surface is in generally good condition. There is the stable web of craquelure, but the picture retains its original detail and, in places, impasto. The color remains bright and fresh. Under UV light, very little retouching visible. There are scattered small retouched, mainly to address darker pigments and shadows. There is a three-quarter inch line of horizontal retouching at center left edge; a 1 inch by half inch area in the left part of the melon in the lower right quadrant; and an approximately 2 inch line below the center of the urn on the stone ledge. In an elaborately carved and gilt gold 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.