Both canvases are original and have not been lined. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals one small spot of retouching in the background of the male portrait and in his left sleeve, possibly addressing some flaking. Scattered spots of cosmetic retouching are visible in the female's right shoulder, in her face and hair. Other spots of small retouching are also visible around the framing edges.
Otherwise, both works present well and are overall in good condition.
Both presented in simple gilt frames. "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."