The paint surface has been transferred from panel to canvas, and consequently is rather flattened. The paint surface is relatively clean, and the varnish discoloured. There are visible retouchings scattered throughout the figures' flesh tones, most notably in Venus' chest. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals these, and confirms what appear to be old tears in her chest, 2 horizontal measuring approx. 30 and 10 cm. long, and one diagonal approx. 15 cm. A horizontal fine line is also revealed running across her face, as well as retouchings throughout the upper left corner (in the sky) and further scattered spots throughout. None of these distract from the legibility of the image, which appears ready to hang. "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."