Original canvas. Some rubbing and abrasion visible along the left and right hand framing edges. There is some craquelure to the sitter's dress in the lower centre of the composition visible upon close inspection. Slightly discoloured layer of surface varnish and some specks of surface varnish. Otherwise the work appears to be in fair condition.
UV light inspection reveals retouching to the figure's left hand arm and hand and to her right wrist and hand.
Held in a decorative gilt 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. 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."