The panel is flat and uncradled, and has been beveled on all four sides. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish is clear. Under ultra violet inspection an uneven varnish is revealed. There is an area of retouching on the right hand margin, at the sitter's shoulder and in the same position at the other shoulder. There are a handful of other match-head sized areas of retouching in the face and in the background. The work is offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in good condition. "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."