This panel is stable, uncradled, and comprised of a single wooden board with a very slight vertical bow.The paint surface is well preserved and presents a lovely, delicate image. There are two thin, vertical cracks that are visible under bright light, but are not too distracting. One runs from top to bottom on the center of the panel, meanwhile the other runs down about 4 in. from the top edge on the left. Under UV inspection there are some small spots of scattered retouches in the costume and bodies of the figures. A more concentrated area of retouching is on the lower left foreground and on the sky beneath the wing at right. The two aforementioned cracks have been attended to and fluoresce under UV. The panel could hang in its current state. It is offered in a gilded wood frame with an intricate green and red painted design on the outer liner. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.