Original canvas. It has been put onto a new stretcher. There is an oval line running around outer edge which may be the result of being in an oval frame previously. There appear to be spots of surface dirt and possible mould - may benefit from a surface clean.
Ultraviolet light reveals some retouching around the eyes and to her forehead. Another area in her chest and also corresponding to the oval line mentioned above.
Held in a gilt wood 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."