The canvas has not been lined. There are some very fine lines of hairline craquelure notably in the upper part of the composition and only visible upon close inspection, including one fine stretcher mark corresponding to the horizontal stretcher member. Some minor frame rubbing is also visible along the right framing edge. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals areas of un-even residual varnish and, with the exception of one pin-head sized spot of cosmetic retouching in the white garments of the woman's gown, no further sign of retouching is visible. This work presents very well, is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented 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."