The canvas has a firm relining, the paint surface is stable and slightly dirty, and the varnish is even but discoloured. Close inspection reveals a very faint stretcher mark running vertically down the centre. Two faint horizontal fold marks are visible in the lower quarter of the composition which run the width of the canvas. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouchings scattered throughout the composition, including along the aforementioned horizontal fold marks, but most notably contouring the sitters' faces. In overall fair 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."